गङ्गा

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "swift-goer", from verbal root गच्छति (gacchati, to go).

Proper noun[edit]

गङ्गा (gáṅgāf

  1. the river Ganges
  2. Ganges river personified as the goddess, Ganga
    • RV 10.75.5
      इमं मे गङगे यमुने सरस्वति शुतुद्रि सतेमं सचता परुष्ण्या |
      असिक्न्या मरुद्व्र्धे वितस्तयार्जीकीये शर्णुह्यासुषोमया ||
      imaṃ me ghaṅghe yamune sarasvati śutudri stemaṃ sacatā paruṣṇyā |
      asiknyā marudvṛdhe vitastayārjīkīye śṛṇuhyāsuṣomayā ||
      Favour ye this my laud, O Gaṅgā, Yamunā, O Sutudri, Paruṣṇī and Sarasvatī:
      With Asikni, Vitasta, O Marudvrdha, O Ārjīkīya with Susoma hear my call.

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