Ganga

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.79 Formerly, the spirited and virtuous Krishna-Dwaipayana, by the injunctions of Bhishma, the wise son of Ganga and of his own mother, became the father of three boys who were like the three fires by the two wives of Vichitra-virya; and having thus raised up Dhritarashtra, Pandu and Vidura, he returned to his recluse abode to prosecute his religious exercise.
Mbh.1.1.162 When I heard that Bhishma, the righteous son of Ganga, had himself indicated the means of his defeat in the field of battle and that the same were accomplished by the Pandavas with joyfulness, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.63.3147 Then Bhishma, of great energy and fame and of immeasurable splendour, and sprung from the component parts of the Vasus, was born in the womb of Ganga through king Santanu.
Mbh.1.67.3495 And from the curse of Vasishtha and the command also of Indra, the eight Vasus were born of Ganga by her husband Santanu.
Mbh.1.70.3692 And beholding that river, and also the asylum washed by that river which was studded with many islands and which possessed banks of so much beauty, an asylum like unto that of Nara and Narayana laved by the water of the Ganga, the king resolved to enter into that sacred abode.
Mbh.1.87.4840 Yayati answered, I told him that the whole country between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna was his.
Mbh.1.95.5289 And Santanu married Ganga, who bore him a son Devavrata who was afterwards called Bhishma.
Mbh.1.96.5373 And Ganga, the queen of rivers, also came there to pay her adorations to the Grandsire.
Mbh.1.96.5377 And Mahabhisha was for this cursed by Brahman, who said, Wretch, as thou hast forgotten thyself at the sight of Ganga, thou shalt be re-born on earth.
Mbh.1.96.5395 Ganga then said, Ye celestials, that is exactly my wish which ye sinless ones have expressed.
Mbh.1.96.5399 Ganga then answered, I shall do what ye desire.
Mbh.1.96.5404 The Vasus, making this arrangement with Ganga, went away without Waiting to the place they liked
Mbh.1.97.5407 He spent many years in ascetic penances at the source of the river Ganga.
Mbh.1.97.5408 The accomplished and lovely Ganga, one day, assuming the form of a beautiful female, and rising from the waters, made up to the monarch.
Mbh.1.98.5469 And the goddess Ganga also, of three courses celestial, terrestrial, and subterranean assuming a human form of superior complexion and endued with celestial beauty, lived happily as the wife of Santanu, having as the fruit of her virtuous acts, obtained for her husband, that tiger among kings equal unto Indra himself in splendour.
Mbh.1.98.5473 But, O Bharata, those children, one after another, as soon as they were born, were thrown into the river by Ganga who said, This is for thy good'
Mbh.1.98.5484 I am Ganga, the daughter of Jahnu.
Mbh.1.99.5501 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed, the celestial daughter of Jahnu, Ganga, then replied unto the monarch, her husband, that bull amongst men, saying, O best of Bharata's race, he who was obtained as son by Varuna was called Vasishtha, the Muni who afterwards came to be known as Apava.
Mbh.1.100.5576 And Santanu's son, the Vasu born of Ganga, named Devavrata resembled Santanu himself in personal beauty, in habits and behaviour, and in learning.
Mbh.1.100.5585 And the king, beholding this extraordinary feat of the river Ganga having been checked in her course near where that youth stood, became very much surprised.
Mbh.1.100.5589 King Santanu, wondering much at what he saw and imagining the youth to be his own son then addressed Ganga and said, Show me that child'
Mbh.1.100.5590 Ganga thus addressed, assuming a beautiful form, and holding the boy decked with ornaments in her right arm, showed him to Santanu.
Mbh.1.100.5592 And Ganga said, O tiger among men, that eighth son whom thou hadst some time before begat upon me is this.
Mbh.1.100.5604 Thus commanded by Ganga, Santanu took his child resembling the Sun himself in glory and returned to his capital.
Mbh.1.100.5640 If any danger overtake thee, O child of Ganga, the result is that we become sonless.
Mbh.1.100.5680 Vaisampayana continued, O king, the son of Ganga, devoted to truth, having ascertained the scruples of the chief of the fishermen, then said, moved thereto by the desire of benefiting his father, Chief of fishermen, thou best of men, listen to what I say in the presence of these assembled kings.
Mbh.1.100.5684 Vaisampayana continued, Upon these words of the son of Ganga, the hair on the fisherman's body stood on end from glee, and he replied, I bestow my daughter'
Mbh.1.102.5763 Of immeasurable prowess in battle, the son of the ocean-going Ganga, having slain numberless foes in battle without a scratch on his own person, brought the daughters of the king of Kasi unto the Kurus as tenderly if they were his daughters-in-law, or younger sisters, or daughters.
Mbh.1.104.5868 Hearing these words of her husband Pradweshi became very angry, and commanded her sons, saying, Throw him into the waters of Ganga'
Mbh.1.113.6182 Then the wise Bhishma, the son of the oceangoing Ganga, rejoiced at the issue of his mission, took Madri with him, and returned to the Kuru capital named after the elephant.
Mbh.1.114.6218 Meanwhile the son of the ocean-going Ganga heard that king Devaka had a daughter endued with youth and beauty and begotten upon a Sudra wife.
Mbh.1.127.6806 At last they came to a romantic wood on the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.1.128.6855 Therefore, when he shall sleep in the garden, I shall throw him into the current of the Ganga.
Mbh.1.128.6858 And, O Bharata, at length at a beautiful place called Pramanakoti on the banks of the Ganga, he built a palace decorated with hangings of broad-cloth and other rich stuffs.
Mbh.1.128.6864 Then the evil-minded prince said unto the Pandavas, Let us all go to the banks of the Ganga graced with trees and crowned with flowers and sport there in the water'
Mbh.1.131.6993 Deciding, O chief of the Bharatas, that none who was not possessed of great intelligence, none who was not illustrious or a perfect master of the science of arms, none who was not of godlike might, should be the instructor of the Kuru princes, the son of Ganga, O tiger among men, placed the Pandavas and the Kauravas under the tuition of Bharadwaja's son, the intelligent Drona skilled in all the Vedas.
Mbh.1.131.7004 Vaisampayana said, There dwelt at the source of the Ganga, a great sage named Bharadwaja, ceaselessly observing the most rigid vows.
Mbh.1.131.7005 One day, of old, intending to celebrate the Agnihotra sacrifice he went along with many great Rishis to the Ganga to perform his ablutions.
Mbh.1.135.7267 Some time after, O bull of Bharata's race, Drona, accompanied by all of his pupils, went to the bank of the Ganga to bathe in that sacred stream.
Mbh.1.136.7282 SECTION CXXXVI Sambhava Parva continued Vaisampayana said, O thou of Bharata's race, beholding the sons of Dhritarashtra and Pandu accomplished in arms, Drona, O monarch, addressed king Dhritarashtra, in the presence of Kripa, Somadatta, Valhika, the wise son of Ganga Bhishma, Vyasa, and Vidura, and said, O best of Kuru kings, thy children have completed their education.
Mbh.1.139.7418 Some call him the offspring of Agni; some, of Krittika, some, of Rudra, and some of Ganga.
Mbh.1.140.7514 Thenceforth Drupada began to reside sorrowfully in the city of Kampilya within the province of Makandi on the banks of the Ganga filled with many towns and cities.
Mbh.1.151.7957 Sent by Vidura unto them, he showed the Pandavas on the sacred banks of the Ganga a boat with engines and flags, constructed by trusted artificers and capable of withstanding wind and wave and endued with the speed of the tempest or of thought.
Mbh.1.151.7964 Then beholding those foremost of men with their mother pensive and sad he caused them to go into the boat that was on the Ganga, and accompanied them himself.
Mbh.1.151.7966 Saying these words unto those heroic princes, the person sent by Vidura took those bulls among men over to the other side of the Ganga in his boat.
Mbh.1.151.7968 The illustrious Pandavas also sending through that person some message to Vidura, began, after having crossed the Ganga, to proceed with haste and in great secrecy
Mbh.1.152.7994 Meanwhile the Pandavas endued with great strength with their mother forming a company of six going out of the town of Varanavata arrived at the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.1.168.8587 SECTION CLXVIII Chaitraratha Parva continued The Brahmana said, At that region where the Ganga entered the plains there lived a great Rishi, devoted to the austerest of penances.
Mbh.1.168.8589 One day, on coming to the Ganga to perform his ablutions, the Rishi saw the Apsara Ghritachi, who had come before, standing on the bank after her ablutions were over.
Mbh.1.168.8618 While thou art the king of the country to the south of Bhagirathi Ganga, I will rule the country to the north'
Mbh.1.169.8628 Wandering along the banks of the Yamuna and the Ganga, the monarch once came upon a sacred asylum of Brahmanas.
Mbh.1.172.8741 Then those tigers among men, the sons of Pandu, arrived at the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.1.172.8743 And it so happened that at that time the proud king of the Gandharvas, with his wives, was sporting in that solitary region in the delightful waters of the Ganga.
Mbh.1.172.8753 This my forest on the banks of the Ganga, where I sport to gratify all my senses, is called Angaraparna after my own name.
Mbh.1.172.8757 O ranger of the skies, whether the stomach be empty or full, whether it is night or day, there is no special time for anybody to come to the Ganga, that foremost of all rivers.
Mbh.1.172.8760 This Ganga, issuing out of the golden peaks of Himavat, falleth into the waters of the ocean, being distributed into seven streams.
Mbh.1.172.8761 They who drink the waters of these seven streams, viz, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Vitashtha, Sarayu, Gomati, and Gandaki, are, cleansed of all their sins.
Mbh.1.172.8762 O Gandharva, this sacred Ganga again, flowing through the celestial region is called there the Alakananda, It hath again in the region of the Pitris become the Vaitarani, difficult of being crossed by sinners, and, Krishna-Dwaipayana himself hath said so.
Mbh.1.198.9831 And reaching that spot whence the goddess Ganga issues perennially, Indra beheld a woman possessing the splendour of fire.
Mbh.1.216.10577 And beholding in the forest of Naimisha the delightful river Utpalini full of lotuses and the Nanda and the Apara Nanda, the far-famed Kausiki, and the mighty rivers Gaya and Ganga, and all the regions of sacred water, he purified himself, O Bharata, with the usual rites, and gave away many cows unto Brahmanas.
Mbh.2.3.79 There, on its banks, previously dwelt king Bhagiratha for many years, desiring to behold the goddess Ganga, since called Bhagirathee after that king's name.
Mbh.2.11.440 O Yudhishthira; and Aditi, Diti, Danu, Surasa, Vinata, Ira, Kalika, Suravi, Devi, Sarama, Gautami and the goddesses Pradha, and Kadru, these mothers of the celestials, and Rudrani, Sree, Lakshmi, Bhadra, Shashthi, the Earth, Ganga, Hri, Swaha, Kriti, the goddess Sura, Sachi Pushti, Arundhati, Samvritti, Asa, Niyati, Srishti, Rati, these and many other goddesses wait upon the Creator of all.
Mbh.2.17.761 And the lord of the earth in the company of his two dearly loved wives, both of whom suited him well, passed his days in joy like a mighty elephant in the company of two cow-elephants, or like the ocean in his personified form between Ganga and Yamuna also in their personified forms.
Mbh.2.36.1500 Bhishma, this son also of Ganga is of little knowledge and hath transgressed the rules of morality by giving ye such counsel.
Mbh.2.41.1672 And the assembled monarchs beheld on his forehead three lines of wrinkles like the Ganga of treble currents on the treble-peaked mountain.
Mbh.3.47.2449 That sacred asylum which even gods and illustrious Rishis are not competent to behold, and which is known throughout the world by the name of Vadari, and situate by the source of the Ganga, which is worshipped by the Siddhas and the Charanas, was the abode, O Brahmana, of Vishnu and Jishnu.
Mbh.3.81.3948 Once, O blessed one, that foremost of virtuous men, Bhishma, while in the observance of the Pitrya vow, lived, O king, in the company of Munis in a delightful and sacred region, near the source of the Ganga, that is resorted to by the celestial Rishis and Gandharvas and the celestials themselves.
Mbh.3.83.4233 One should bathe there, O king, in Ganga.
Mbh.3.84.4428 The man that bathes at the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna, obtains the merit of ten horse-sacrifices, and also rescues his race.
Mbh.3.84.4433 Bathing at the confluence of the Ganga and the Saraswati, a person obtaineth the merit of the horse-sacrifice and also ascendeth to heaven.
Mbh.3.85.4600 It hath been said by the wise, O king, that if a person goeth to the spot where the Ganga mingleth with the sea, he reapeth merit which is ten times that of the horse-sacrifice.
Mbh.3.85.4601 Crossing over to the opposite bank of the Ganga, he that batheth there having resided for three nights is, O king, cleansed from all his sins.
Mbh.3.85.4674 Then, O mighty king, should one proceed to the great Sringaverapura, where, O foremost of kings, formerly Rama, Dasharatha's son, had crossed the Ganga.
Mbh.3.85.4676 Bathing with subdued senses and leading a Brahmacharya mode of life, in the Ganga, one is cleansed of every sin, and obtains also the merit of the Vajapeya sacrifice.
Mbh.3.85.4679 Bathing in Ganga at that tirtha, one is cleansed of all his sins.
Mbh.3.85.4681 There in that tirtha are three fiery caverns between which the Ganga, that foremost of tirthas, rolleth rapidly.
Mbh.3.85.4682 There in that region also the world-purifying daughter of the sun, Yamuna, celebrated over the three worlds, uniteth with the Ganga.
Mbh.3.85.4683 The country between the Ganga and the Yamuna is regarded as the mons veneris of the world, and Prayaga as the foremost point of that region.
Mbh.3.85.4693 Bathing in the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna, one obtains the merit that attaches to the four kinds of knowledge and the merits also of those that are truthful.
Mbh.3.85.4696 There also in the Ganga is the tirtha famed over the three worlds, called Ramaprapatana, which conferreth the merit of ten horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.3.85.4698 Wherever may a person bathe in the Ganga, he earneth merit equal to that of a trip to Kurukshetra.
Mbh.3.85.4700 Having committed a hundred sins, he that bathes in the Ganga, hath all his sins washed off by the waters thereof, even as fuel is consumed by fire.
Mbh.3.85.4701 It hath been said that in the Satyayuga all the tirthas were sacred; in the Treta, Pushkara alone was such; in Dwapara, Kurukshetra; and in the Kali-yuga, the Ganga alone is sacred.
Mbh.3.85.4703 Bathing in Pushkara, in Kurukshetra, in the Ganga and in the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna, one sanctifieth seven generations of one's race up and down.
Mbh.3.85.4704 He that reciteth the name of the Ganga is purified; while he that beholdeth her, receiveth prosperity; while he that bathes in her and drinks of her waters sanctifieth seven generations of his race up and down.
Mbh.3.85.4705 As long, O king, as one's bones lie in contact with the waters of the Ganga, so long doth he live regarded in heaven, even as one liveth in heaven in consequence of the merit he earneth by pious pilgrimages to sacred tirthas and holy spots.
Mbh.3.85.4706 There is no tirtha that is like unto the Ganga, there is no god like unto Kesava, and there is none superior to Brahmanas, this hath been said even by the Grandsire.
Mbh.3.85.4707 O great king, the region through which the Ganga flows should be regarded as a sacred asylum, and a spot of land that is on the Ganga's banks, should be regarded as one favourable to the attainment of ascetic success.
Mbh.3.87.4789 Towards that direction also is the sacred Ganga, on whose banks Bhagiratha celebrated many sacrifices with profuse gifts to Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.87.4793 In that quarter, O hero is the sacred confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is celebrated over the world.
Mbh.3.88.4816 Placing on one scale Ganga and the other rivers with their waters, and on the other, the Payoshni, the latter, in my opinion would be superior to all the tirthas, together, in point of merit!
Mbh.3.90.4883 O Yudhishthira, the spot where Ganga rusheth past, cleaving the foremost of mountains which is frequented by Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Apsaras, and inhabited by hunters, and Kinnaras, is called Gangadwara.
Mbh.3.90.4888 Near Vadari, the cool current of Ganga was formerly warm, and the banks there were overspread with golden sands.
Mbh.3.93.4972 In thy company, O king, we desire to behold Prabhasa and other tirthas, Mahendra and other hills, Ganga and other rivers, and Plaksha and other gigantic trees.
Mbh.3.95.5023 Proceeding next, O lord of earth, to the sacrificial region of the gods known by the name Prayaga, they bathed in the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna and residing there practised ascetic penances of great merit.
Mbh.3.107.5541 And the son of thy son, with a view to purifying the sons of Sagara, will obtain the favour of the great god Siva, by means of practising great austerities, and will thus bring to this world the river that floweth in three separate streams, Ganga, O chief of men!
Mbh.3.107.5558 And the ruler of men made every great effort towards the descent of Ganga to the mortal world.
Mbh.3.108.5568 And, O most praiseworthy of men, desirous of extinguishing his sins by leading an austere life, and thereby obtaining the favour of the goddess Ganga, he visited that foremost of mountains, Himalaya.
Mbh.3.108.5578 When, however, a thousand years according to the calculation of gods had elapsed, then the great river Ganga having assumed a material form, manifested to him her divine self'
Mbh.3.108.5579 Ganga said.
Mbh.3.108.5585 Thus addressed, the king then made his reply to Ganga, the daughter of the snowy Hill, saying, O grantress of boons!
Mbh.3.108.5596 Lomasa said, Ganga, the goddess saluted by the world, having heard these words of the king, was well pleased, and spake to Bhagiratha the following words: O great king!
Mbh.3.108.5607 that same best of men, in order that his forefathers might have a place in heaven secured to them, received from that very Siva the fulfilment of his wish, namely the wish that the descending Ganga might be sustained
Mbh.3.109.5615 Having heard these words uttered by Siva, the king became devout in heart, made obesiance and directed his thoughts towards Ganga.
Mbh.3.109.5618 Then came down from the sky Ganga, the daughter of the snowy mountain.
Mbh.3.109.5629 Having achieved the task of sustaining Ganga, Siva, saluted by men, went to Kailasa the most praiseworthy of mountains, accompanied by the celestials.
Mbh.3.109.5630 And the protector of men Bhagiratha accompanied by Ganga reached the sea; and the sea, the abode of Varuna, was quickly filled.
Mbh.3.109.5631 And the king adopted Ganga as a daughter of himself, and at that spot offered libations of water to the names of his forefathers; thus was his heart's wish fulfilled.
Mbh.3.109.5632 Thus asked by thee, I have narrated the whole story how Ganga running in three streams, was brought down to the earth for filling the sea; how the mighty saint had drunk up the sea for a particular reason, and how, O lord!
Mbh.3.114.5868 And, O protector of men, he came to the sea where the river Ganga falls into it; and there in the centre of five hundred rivers, he performed the holy ceremony of a plunge.
Mbh.3.115.5951 Those steeds had issued out of the river Ganga; hence the spot hath been named: The horse's landing place.
Mbh.3.134.6807 And as Indra is the foremost of celestials, and as the Ganga is the best of rivers, so thou alone art, O king, the greatest of monarchs.
Mbh.3.135.6881 And yonder is the mighty river Ganga.
Mbh.3.135.6921 Because Yavakri, chief of the Brahmanas, paid no heed to Indra's words, the latter began to fill the Ganga with sands.
Mbh.3.135.6925 Indra said, I am trying, O my son, to dam the Ganga so that there may be a commodious passage.
Mbh.3.139.7081 May king Varuna and Yama, conqueror of battles, and Ganga, and Yamuna, and this mountain, and the Maruts and the twin Aswins, and all rivers and lakes, vouchsafe thy safety.
Mbh.3.139.7083 O Goddess Ganga, I hear thy roar from this golden mountain, sacred to Indra.
Mbh.3.140.7102 Do thou in expectation of my return, cautiously wait at the source of the Ganga, protecting Draupadi till I come back'
Mbh.3.141.7178 O highly fortunate monarch, that protector of the world; Mahadeva, having a bull for his mark, received on his head the fall of the waters of this river, at the source of the Ganga.
Mbh.3.141.7180 Hearing the words of the high-souled Lomasa, the son of Pandu reverentially worshipped the river Ganga, flowing through the firmament.
Mbh.3.155.7822 And having passed the source of the Ganga, we have seen many a lovely hill and the Himalaya mountains, inhabited by various species of birds, and also the jujube named Visala, where there is the hermitage of Nara and Narayana.
Mbh.3.186.9240 And beholding Manu it said again, O pious and adorable father, take me to the Ganga, the favourite spouse of the Ocean so that I may live there; or do as thou listest.
Mbh.3.186.9242 Thus asked the upright and continent and worshipful Manu took the fish to the river Ganga and he put it into the river with his own hands.
Mbh.3.186.9243 And there, O conqueror of thy enemies, the fish again grew for some little time and then beholding Manu, it said again, O lord, I am unable to move about in the Ganga on account of my great body; therefore, worshipful sir, do thou please take me quickly to the sea'
Mbh.3.186.9244 O son of Pritha, Manu then taking it out of the Ganga, carried it to the sea and consigned it there.
Mbh.3.187.9402 And, O best of men, while wandering through the stomach of that illustrious one, I behold the Ganga, the Satudru, the Sita, the Yamuna, and the Kausiki; the Charmanwati, the Vetravati; the Chandrabhaga, the Saraswati, the Sindhu, the Vipasa, and the Godavari; the Vaswokasara, the Nalini and the Narmada; the Tamra, and the Venna also of delightful current and sacred waters; the Suvenna, the Krishna-venna, the Irama, and the Mahanadi; the Vitasti, O great king, and that large river, the Cavery; the one also, O tiger among men, the Visalya, and the Kimpuna also.
Mbh.3.216.11053 O worshipful sir, I long to be enlightened on all these points, How the Kumara was born, how he came to be known as the son of Agni the fire-god and how he was begotten by Rudra or Ganga and Krittika.
Mbh.3.221.11228 The river Indus, the five rivers of the Punjab, the Sone, the Devika, the Saraswati, the Ganga, the Satakumbha, the Sarayu, the Gandaki, the Charmanwati, the Mahi, the Medha, the Medhatithi, the three rivers Tamravati, the Vetravati, and the Kausiki; the Tamasa, the Narmada, the Godavari, the Vena, the Upavena, the Bhima, the Vadawa, the Bharati, the Suprayoga, the Kaveri, the Murmura, the Tungavenna, the Krishnavenna and the Kapila, these rivers, O Bharata, are said to be the mothers of the fires!
Mbh.3.230.11716 According to thine own inclinations thou hast appeared as the son of Ganga, Swaha, Mahi, or Krittika.
Mbh.3.250.12397 And, O monarch, immensely swarming with white umbrellas, and pennons, and white Chamaras, and cars, and elephants, and foot-soldiers, that mighty army, as it moved like the waters of the Ganga, looked graceful like the firmament, at a season when the clouds have dispersed and the signs of autumn have been but partially developed.
Mbh.3.270.13151 Thus addressed by Yudhishthira, the prince, O Bharata, was overpowered with shame, and bending down his head, he silently and sorrowfully wended his way to the place where the Ganga debouches on the plains.
Mbh.3.306.15033 Meanwhile, the basket floated from the river Aswa to the river Charmanwati, and from the Charmanwati it passed to the Yamuna, and so on to the Ganga.
Mbh.3.306.15034 And carried by the waves of the Ganga, the child contained in the basket came to the city of Champa ruled by a person of the Suta tribe.
Mbh.3.307.15036 SECTION CCCVII Vaisampayana said, And it came to pass that at this time a Suta named Adhiratha, who was a friend of Dhritarashtra, came to the river Ganga, accompanied by his wife.
Mbh.3.307.15039 And on coming to the river Ganga, she beheld a box drifting along the current.
Mbh.4.51.1987 Bearing it in mind, it behoveth the son of Ganga to say what is true
Mbh.4.61.2403 The son of Ganga, however, of fierce deeds, cheerfully withstood the mighty-armed hero advancing from desire of vanquishing the heroes in battle.
Mbh.4.63.2447 And the son of Ganga, blowing his conch cheered the sons of Dhritarashtra, and wheeling along his right came upon Vibhatsu and impeded his course.
Mbh.4.63.2496 So also none ventures to look at Bhishma, the son of Ganga.
Mbh.5.19.843 And for this reason the land of the five rivers, and the whole of the region called Kurujangala, and the forest of Rohitaka which was uniformly wild, and Ahichatra and Kalakuta, and the banks of the Ganga, and Varana, and Vatadhana, and the hill tracts on the border of the Yamuna, the whole of this extensive tract, full of abundant corn and wealth, was entirely overspread with the army of the Kauravas.
Mbh.5.33.1524 He who exulteth not at honours, and grieveth not at slights, and remaineth cool and unagitated like a lake in the course of Ganga, is reckoned as wise.
Mbh.5.51.2917 Depriving my warriors of their cars, drivers, steeds, and flag-staff, and afflicting all warriors fighting from cars and the backs of elephants, that tiger among men will, O Sanjaya, like the impetuous current of Ganga throwing down diverse trees standing on its banks, crush in battle the troops of my sons.
Mbh.5.55.3083 Our grandsire born of Ganga is, O Bharata, superior to Santanu himself.
Mbh.5.111.5075 It was in this region, O thou foremost of all acquainted with Brahma, that Mahadeva first receiving her on his head, afterwards let the sacred stream Ganga fall from the heavens to the world of men.
Mbh.5.120.5350 SECTION CXX Narada said, King Yayati then, desirous again of disposing of his daughter in Swayamvara, went to a hermitage on the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna, taking Madhavi with him on a chariot, her person decked with garlands of flowers.
Mbh.5.121.5387 And it resembled the sacred stream Ganga while descending from heaven to earth.
Mbh.5.135.6075 Indeed, he soon feeleth every want and is lost like the Ganga on entering the ocean'
Mbh.5.139.6237 I have a large force, with this conviction thou desirest to pierce the Pandava host, abounding with heroes, like the current of the Ganga piercing the ocean abounding with sharks and alligators and makaras.
Mbh.5.144.6476 And having reached the banks of Ganga, Pritha heard the chanting of the Vedic hymns by her son, endued with great kindness and firmly devoted to truth.
Mbh.5.147.6595 It behoveth thee, O son of Ganga, to save them.
Mbh.5.148.6672 Indeed, this foremost of men, this offspring of Ganga, the high-souled Bhishma, in consequence of his righteousness, doth not desire the sovereignty.
Mbh.5.152.6805 And teeming with cars and foot-soldiers and steeds and elephants, that invincible host of the marching Pandavas moving hither and thither, donning their coats of mail, and uttering their war-cries, looked like the impetuous current of the Ganga when at its full, agitated with fierce eddies and waves.
Mbh.5.158.6980 SECTION CLVIII Janamejaya said, When Yudhishthira heard that Bhishma, the high-souled son of Ganga, the foremost of all wielders of weapons, the grandsire of the Bharatas, the head of all the kings, the rival of Vrihaspati in intellect, resembling the ocean in gravity, the mountains of Himavat in calmness, the Creator himself in nobleness, and the sun in energy, and capable of slaying hostile hosts like great Indra himself by showering his arrows, was installed, till his removal by death, in the command of the Kuru army on the eve of the great sacrifice of battle, terrific in its mien and capable of making one's hairs stand on their ends, what did that mighty-armed son of Pandu, that foremost of wielders of weapons, say?
Mbh.5.159.7033 And accompanied by a large army consisting of four kinds of forces that occupied as it marched a very large portion of the earth, accoutred in handsome coats of mail and armed with diverse weapons and resembling the swollen current of the Ganga, that foremost of all wielders of weapons set out in pursuit of Vasudeva of Vrishni's race.
Mbh.5.161.7227 Like a frog having its abode in a well, why art thou not able to realise the might of this vast army of the assembled monarchs, invincible, looking like the very celestial host, and protected by these lords of men, as the heavenly host by the gods themselves, protected that is, by the kings of the East, the West, the South and the North, by the Kamvojas, the Sakas, the Khasas, the Salwas, the Matsyas, the Kurus of the middle country, the Mlechchhas, the Pulindas, the Dravidas, the Andhras, and the Kanchis, this host of many nations, ready for battle, and resembling the uncrossable current of the Ganga.
Mbh.5.162.7293 Like a frog within a well, why dost thou not realise the strength of this assembled host of monarchs, which resembleth the very celestial host, and which is protected by these kings like the gods protecting theirs in heaven, and which, swarming with the kings of the East, West, South, and North, with Kamvojas, Sakas, Khasas, Salwas, Matsyas, Kurus of the middle country, Mlechchhas, Pulindas, Dravidas, Andhras, and Kanchis, indeed, with many nations, all addressed for battle, is uncrossable like the swollen tide of Ganga?
Mbh.5.164.7411 Thou hast done it, believing that sons of Pandu will not, from kindness, slay the son of Ganga.
Mbh.5.174.7802 Thou hadst, O mighty-armed one, formerly told me, I will slay the Panchalas with the Somakas, O son of Ganga, tell me, O grandsire the reason of the present reservation' Bhishma said, Listen, O Duryodhana, to this history, with all these lords of earth, as to why I will not slay Sikhandin even if I behold him in battle!
Mbh.5.181.8184 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed by Rama, Ganga, from affection for her son, came back to Bhishma.
Mbh.5.185.8330 I then beheld my mother Ganga, that foremost of the rivers, stationed on my car.
Mbh.5.188.8433 O son of Ganga, show this Brahmana every honour on the field of battle!
Mbh.5.188.8437 Santanu's son by Ganga, a celebrated Vasu as he is, how can he be defeated by thee?
Mbh.5.189.8509 Hearing these words of hers, the Ocean-going river Ganga replied unto her, saying, O lady, thou art acting crookedly!
Mbh.5.190.8524 He for whom mine hath been this state of continuous grief, he for whom I have been deprived of the region that would have been mine if I could obtain a husband, he for whom I have become neither woman nor man, without slaying in battle that son of Ganga I will not desist, ye that are endued with wealth of asceticism.
Mbh.5.196.8771 SECTION CXCVI Sanjaya said, When the night passed away and morning came, thy sons once more, in the midst of all the troops, asked their grandsire, saying, O son of Ganga, this army that is ready for fight, of Pandu's son, that abounds with men, elephants, and steeds, that is crowded with Maharathas, that is protected by these mighty bowmen endued with great strength, viz, Bhima and Arjuna and others headed by Dhrishtadyumna and all resembling the very regents of the world, that is invincible and incapable of being withstood, that resembles the unbounded sea, this sea of warriors incapable of being agitated by the very gods in battle, in how many days, O son of Ganga, O thou of great effulgence, canst thou annihilate it, and in what time can that mighty bowman, our preceptor Drona, in what time also the mighty Kripa, in what time Karna who taketh a pleasure in battle, and in what time that best of Brahmanas, viz, the son of Drona, can each annihilate it?
Mbh.5.196.8791 Hearing the words of the Suta's son the son of the ocean-going Ganga laughed aloud and said, As long, O son of Radha, as thou encounterest not in battle Partha with his arrows, conch, and bows and rushing to the combat on his car with Vasudeva in his company, so long mayest thou think so!
Mbh.5.199.8850 And that army of fierce bowmen commanded by Dhrishtadyumna, hitherto stationed in one place, but now extended into columns for marching, looked like the impetuous current of Ganga.
Mbh.6.6.350 From the summit of that mountain, like a stream of milk, O ruler of men, the sacred and auspicious Ganga, otherwise called Bhagirathi, adored by the most righteous, of universal form and immeasurable and issuing out with terrific noise, falleth with impetuous force on the delightful lake of Chandramas
Mbh.6.6.351 Indeed that sacred lake, like an ocean, hath been formed by Ganga herself.
Mbh.6.6.352 While leaping from the mountains, Ganga, incapable of being supported by even the mountains, was held for a hundred thousand years by the bearer of Pinaka on his head
Mbh.6.6.375 There king Bhagiratha, beholding Ganga since called after his own name, resided for many years.
Mbh.6.6.380 And there the celestial stream Ganga having three currents issuing out of the region of Brahman, first showed herself, and then dividing herself into seven streams, became Vaswokasara, Nalini, the sin-cleansing Saraswati, Jamvunadi, Sita, Ganga and Sindhu as the seventh.
Mbh.6.6.384 This celestial sevenfold Ganga is widely known over the three worlds.
Mbh.6.9.498 Aryans and Mlecchas, O Kauravya, and many races, O lord, mixed of the two elements, drink the waters of the following rivers, viz, magnificent Ganga, Sindhu, and Saraswati; of Godavari, and Narmada, and the large river called Yamuna; of Dhrishadwati, and Vipapa, and Vipasa and Sthulavaluka; of the river Vetravati, and that other one called Krishna-vena; of Iravati, and Vitasta, and Payosyini, and Devika; of Vedasmrita and Vedavati, and Tridiva, and Ikshumalavi of Karishini, and Chitravaha, and the river called Chitrasena; of Gomati, and Dhutapada and the large river called Gandaki, of Kausiki, and Nischitra, and Kirtya, and Nichita, and Lohatarini of Rashasi and Satakumbha, and also Sarayu; of Charmanwati, and Vetravati and Hastisoma, and Disa; of the river called Saravati, and Venna, and Bhimarathi; of Kaveri, and Chuluka, and Vina, and Satavala; of Nivara, and Mahila, and Suprayoga, O king; of Pavitra, and Kundala, and Rajani, and Puramalini; of Purvabhirama, and Vira, and Bhima, and Oghavati; of Palasini, and Papahara, and Mahendra, and Patalavati, of Karishini, and Asikni, and the large river Kusachira: of Makari, and Pravara, and Mena, and Hema, and Dhritavati; of Puravati, and Anushna, and Saivya, and Kapi, O Bharata; of Sadanira, and Adhrishya, and the mighty stream Kusadhara; of Sadakanta, and Siva, and Viravati; of Vatsu, and Suvastu, and Kampana with Hiranwati; of Vara, and the mighty river Panchami, of Rathachitra, and Jyotiratha, and Viswamitra, and Kapinjala; of Upendra, and Vahula, and Kuchira, and Madhuvahini: of Vinadi, and Pinjala, and Vena, and the great river Pungavena; of Vidisa and Krishna-vena, and Tamra, and Kapila, of Salu, and Suvama, the Vedaswa, and the mighty river Harisrava; of Sighra, and Pischala, and the river Bharadwaji, of the river Kausiki, and Sona, and Chandrama; of Durgamantrasila, and Brahma-vodhya, and Vrihadvati; of Yaksha, and Rohi, and Yamvunadi; of Sunasa and Tamasa, and Dasi, and Vasa, and Varuna, and Asi; of Nila, and Dhrimati, and the mighty river Parnasa; of Pomasi, and Vrishabha, and Brahma-meddhya, and Vrihaddhani.
Mbh.6.11.593 The rivers there are full of sacred water, and Ganga herself, distributed as she hath been into various currents, is there, Sukumari, and Kumari, and Seta, and Keveraka, and Mahanadi, O Kauravya, and the river Manijala, and Chakshus, and the river Vardhanika, O thou best of the Bharatas, these and many other rivers by thousands and hundreds, all full of sacred water, are there, O perpetuator of Kuru's race, from which Vasava draweth water for showering it as rain.
Mbh.6.18.898 And the ten and one Akshauhinis of thy son, O Bharata, looked, O mighty king, like Ganga separated from Yamuna
Mbh.6.19.912 And the mighty army of the Pandavas beholding the Kuru army move, looked like the full, immovable, and quickly rolling current of Ganga.
Mbh.6.34.1608 I am the Makara among fishes, and I am Jahnavi Ganga among streams
Mbh.6.45.2201 The mighty son of Ganga however, piercing in battle the son of Pritha could not make him waver.
Mbh.6.48.2468 Then Sweta, abandoning the son of Ganga, slaughtered thy son's host with great impetuosity like the wind uprooting trees with violence.
Mbh.6.48.2484 Hearing the words of the king, the mighty car-warriors speedily with four kinds of forces, advanced protecting the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.52.2710 This mighty son of Pandu, O sire, accompanied by Krishna, felling all our troops, cutteth down our roots, even though thou, O son of Ganga, and that foremost of car-warriors, Drona, are alive.
Mbh.6.52.2711 O monarch, it is for thee only that this Karna, laying aside his weapons, doth not fight with the sons of Pritha in battle though he is ever a well-wisher of mine, Do, therefore, that, O son of Ganga by which Phalguni may be slain.
Mbh.6.52.2717 And the son of Ganga pierced Partha in that combat with nine shafts.
Mbh.6.59.3111 And the son of Ganga was thus seen fighting in that battle.
Mbh.6.60.3269 And then the fierce army of the Kurus, bent on battle and protected by Santanu's son, rushed impetuously towards Arjuna like the fierce current of the ocean-going Ganga
Mbh.6.71.3795 SECTION LXXI Sanjaya said, Beholding his brothers and the other kings engaged in battle with Bhishma, Dhananjaya, with weapons upraised, rushed against the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.71.3802 Dhananjaya then possessed of terrible weapons, quickly proceeded towards the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.81.4236 Thus addressed by him, the high-souled son of Ganga, that foremost of all wielders of weapons, endued with great mental energy, understanding that Duryodhana was possessed by grief replied unto him, laughing the while though cheerless, saying Penetrating into their army with the utmost exertions and with my whole soul, O prince, I wish to give thee victory and joy.
Mbh.6.82.4296 Then Arjuna, excited with great wrath, addressing him of Vrishni's race, said, Behold, O Madhava, the Dhartarashtra troops in battle, arrayed by the high-souled son of Ganga, acquainted with every kind of array.
Mbh.6.83.4311 SECTION LXXXIII Sanjaya said, And when the battle was thus raging and after Susarman had ceased fighting, and the other heroic warriors of the Kuru army had been routed by the high-souled son of Pandu; after, indeed, thy army, resembling the very ocean, had become quickly agitated and the son of Ganga had speedily proceeded against the car of Vijaya, king Duryodhana, beholding the prowess of Partha in battle, quickly proceeded towards those kings, and addressing them as also the heroic and mighty Susarman stationed in their van, said in their midst these words, gladdening them all, This Bhishma, the son of Santanu, this foremost one among the Kurus, reckless of his very life, is desirous of fighting with his whole soul against Dhananjaya.
Mbh.6.84.4383 As contact with the properties of the ocean make the sweet waters of the celestial stream Ganga brakish, so the valour, O king, of the illustrious warriors of thy army coming in contact with the heroic sons of Pandu in battle, becometh futile.
Mbh.6.86.4516 Fighting with great energy for a moment and checking those warriors that were desirous of protecting Bhishma, the heroic Arjuna of great valour and infinite prowess avoiding Duryodhana and Jayadratha and others, that warrior of mighty strength and great mental vigour, at last proceeded, bow and arrow in hand, towards the son of Ganga in battle.
Mbh.6.86.4518 Conversant with all modes of warfare the high-souled son of Ganga and Santanu, though attacked in battle by all the sons of Pandu united together, wavered not at all.
Mbh.6.87.4559 And those numberless arrows, well shot by Yudhishthira, were received by the son of Ganga in distinct sets by hundreds and thousands
Mbh.6.89.4656 Then all the Pandava troops, at the command of Dharma's son, rushed at the son of Ganga who was grinding everything with his whetted arrows, Bhishma, however, who delighted in battle felled the mightiest of bowmen amongst the Srinjayas and the Panchalas, with his shafts.
Mbh.6.98.5230 The mighty chief of the Kurus, adored by all the Kauravas, thus proceeded, O king, towards the quarters of the renowned son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.98.5243 Therefore, O son of Ganga, it behoveth thee, O lord, to show me mercy.
Mbh.6.99.5318 Therefore, with my whole soul I think that protecting the son of Ganga is our foremost duty.
Mbh.6.99.5321 Let our maternal uncle Sakuni, and Salya, and Kripa, and Drona, and Vivingsati, carefully protect the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.104.5536 Then the son of Ganga pierced, in return, each of them with three straight shafts.
Mbh.6.108.5793 Formerly, at Upaplavya, Partha had, in the presence of many persons, vowed, saying, I will slay the son of Ganga'
Mbh.6.108.5825 Repair unto that son of the Ocean-going Ganga, for asking him about the means of his death.
Mbh.6.108.5837 Unto the son of Ganga who thus repeatedly spoke unto them with such affection, king Yudhishthira, with a cheerful heart, lovingly said, these words, O thou that art conversant with everything, how shall we obtain victory, and how shall we acquire sovereignty?
Mbh.6.108.5900 Therefore, keeping Sikhandin before him and at our head, we will, by that means, overthrow the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.109.5907 SECTION CIX Dhritarashtra said, How did Sikhandin advance against the son of Ganga in battle, and how did Bhishma also advance against the Pandavas?
Mbh.6.110.5996 Behold, O son of Ganga, all troops, slaughtered by Pandu's son in battle, are, O foremost of warriors, fleeing away.
Mbh.6.110.6008 And the Pandavas then, O bull of Bharata's race, began to resist the son of Ganga staying in the midst of his forces and excited with wrath like a snake of virulent poison.
Mbh.6.111.6020 Thus addressed by Partha, Sikhandin, O bull of Bharata's race, having heard those words, rushed at the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.112.6097 That grinder of foes Sikhandin, then rushed at the of Ganga.
Mbh.6.113.6161 The son of the Ocean-going Ganga will not strike that person of inauspicious self.
Mbh.6.115.6284 Then Dhrishtadyumna, O king, commanded all the troops, saying, Rush against the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.117.6397 Arjuna, getting at the son of Ganga, afflicted him with many arrows of keen points, and rushed at him like an infuriate elephant in the forest upon another.
Mbh.6.118.6425 SECTION CXVIII Sanjaya said, Sikhandin, O bull among men, approaching Bhishma in battle, struck him in the centre of the chest with ten broad-headed arrows The son of Ganga, however, O Bharata, only looked at Sikhandin with wrath and as if consuming the Panchala prince with that look.
Mbh.6.118.6450 These arrows, however, O monarch, caused thy sire little pain, for the son of Ganga received them laughingly.
Mbh.6.118.6451 Indeed, as a person afflicted with heat cheerfully receives torrents of rain, even so did the son of Ganga received those arrows of Sikhandin.
Mbh.6.119.6515 Hearing those words of their commander the Somakas and the Srinjayas, though afflicted with showers of arrows, rushed at the son of Ganga.
Mbh.6.120.6572 Then the son of Ganga took up another bow that was tougher.
Mbh.6.120.6598 Then Vibhatsu, drawing his bow Gandiva with a laugh, pierced the son of Ganga with five and twenty arrows.
Mbh.6.120.6606 The son of Ganga then took up another bow that was stronger.
Mbh.6.120.6628 Desirous of obtaining either death or victory, the son of Ganga then took up a sword and a shield decked with gold.
Mbh.6.120.6637 Like unto the vortex that occurs at the spot where the Ganga meets the Ocean, for a short while a vortex occurred there where the troops of both armies met and struck one another down.
Mbh.6.120.6659 Hearing these words, the son of Ganga answered, I am alive'
Mbh.6.120.6661 Ascertaining that to be his resolve, Ganga, the daughter of Himavat, sent unto him the great Rishis in swanlike form.
Mbh.6.120.6664 Beholding that high-souled son of Ganga, that chief of the Bharatas, they walked round him, and the Sun being then in the southern solstice, they said, addressing one another, these words, Being a high-souled person, why should Bhishma pass out of the world during the southern declension'
Mbh.6.120.6690 When the all-powerful son of Ganga was slain, the heroic warriors of both armies, laying down their weapons, began to reflect thoughtfully.
Mbh.6.122.6768 Beholding them, the son of Ganga said unto thy son, Let these physicians, after proper respect being paid to them, be dismissed with presents of wealth.
Mbh.6.123.6793 And that conclave of kings engaged in honouring the son of Ganga looked as beautiful as a conclave of the celestials engaged in adorning their Lord, viz, the Grandsire Brahman.
Mbh.6.123.6861 Having, from affection, said these words unto Duryodhana in the midst of the kings, the son of the ocean-going Ganga became silent.
Mbh.6.124.6869 Hearing these words, the aged chief of the Kurus, the son of Ganga, whose eyes were covered with film slowly raising his eyelids, and causing the guards to be removed, and seeing the place deserted by all, embraced Karna with one arm, like a sire embracing his son, and said these words with great affection, Come, come!
Mbh.6.124.6932 Sanjaya continued, After the son of Ganga had said this, Radha's son Karna having saluted Bhishma and obtained his forgiveness, got up on his car and proceeded towards the quarters of thy son'
Mbh.7.12.458 Having obtained the command of the troops, that mighty car-warrior, viz, Bharadwaja's son, said these words unto thy son in the midst of all the troops, Inasmuch as, O king, thou hast honoured me with the command of the troops immediately after that bull among the Kauravas, viz, the son of the Ocean-going Ganga, take thou, O Bharata, the adequate fruit of that act of thine.
Mbh.7.17.803 Then both the hosts, with a great impetuosity, encountered each other, like the Ganga and the Sarayu in the season of rains when both streams are swollen with water
Mbh.7.28.1476 That host of thy son, thus slaughtered by Partha, became divided into two streams like the current of Ganga when impeded by a mountain.
Mbh.7.34.1769 And for a moment an agitation took place there, like to the eddy that is seen in the ocean where the current of the Ganga mingles with it.
Mbh.7.52.2453 Going next to the Ganga and thence to the great Meru, she remained motionless like a stone, suspending her life-breath.
Mbh.7.56.2634 Indeed, Usinara's son, Sivi, gave away as many kine as the number of rain-drops showered on the earth, or the number of stars in the firmament, or the number of sand-grains or, the bed of Ganga, or the number of rocks that constitute the mountain called Meru, or the number of gems or of aquatic animals in the ocean.
Mbh.7.58.2681 He caused the shores of Ganga, called after his name Bhagirath to be covered with flights of steps made of gold
Mbh.7.58.2688 Afflicted there with Ganga was much pained.
Mbh.7.58.2690 And because Ganga thus sat upon his lap in days of old, therefore, she, like the celestial dancer Urvasi came to be regarded as his daughter and was named after his name.
Mbh.7.58.2693 Thus, O Srinjaya, did that goddess, viz, the ocean-going Ganga, select lord Bhagiratha, descendant of Ikshvaku, the performer of sacrifices with profuse gifts to the Brahmanas, as her father.
Mbh.7.66.2847 Endued with great prowess he performed a hundred Horse-sacrifices on the banks of the Yamuna, three hundred such sacrifices on the banks of Saraswati, and four hundred on the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.7.78.3440 And he also saw that foremost of rivers, viz, the Ganga full of water.
Mbh.7.92.4223 Encountering each other, the two hosts increased their impetuosity, like the rivers the Ganga and the Yamuna, swollen with water during the season of the rains.
Mbh.7.153.8066 At sight of that prince of Rakshasas, viz, Ghatotkacha, looking like a mountain summit of terrible aspect, frightful, possessed of terrible teeth and fierce face, with arrow-like ears and high cheek-bones, with stiff hair rising upwards, awful eyes, sunken belly, blazing mouth, wide as a chasm, and diadem on his head, capable of striking every creature with fear, possessing jaws wide-open like those of the Destroyer, endued with great splendour and capable of agitating all foes, advancing towards them, thy son's host, afflicted with fear, became highly agitated like the current of the Ganga agitated into fierce eddies by the action of the wind.
Mbh.8.2.39 Dhritarashtra said, Hearing, O Sanjaya, of the fall of the heroic son of Ganga, that warrior of all celestial weapons, as also of the fall of that foremost of all bowmen, Drona, my heart feeleth great pain!
Mbh.8.28.1232 Like the mad and roaring current of the Ganga it seemed to fill the whole universe with its uproar.
Mbh.8.34.1649 The Mandara mountain was made its axle; and the great river Ganga was made its Jangha; and the points of the compass, cardinal and subsidiary became the ornaments of the car.
Mbh.8.34.1654 Ganga and Sarasvati and Sindhu and the Sky became its Dhura; all the other rivers and all the waters became the chords for binding the several limbs of that car.
Mbh.8.44.2357 A foremost one among brahmanas, venerable in years while reciting old histories, said these words, blaming the Vahikas and Madrakas, One should always avoid the Vahikas, those impure people that are out of the pale of virtue, and that live away from the Himavat and the Ganga and Sarasvati and Yamuna and Kurukshetra and the Sindhu and its five tributary rivers.
Mbh.8.46.2603 While those two lions among men were thus addressing each other, the two armies mingled fiercely in battle, like the currents of the Ganga and Yamuna
Mbh.8.60.3526 Like swans of great speed leaving the Manasa lake and rushing into the Ganga, the Pancalas are rushing against the Kauravas, and every part of the vast Dhartarashtra force is assailed by them.
Mbh.9.31.2307 It is for thee that that illustrious chief of the Bharatas, the son of Ganga, the grandsire of us all, lieth now on a bed of arrows, struck down by us!
Mbh.9.36.2692 Daksha at one time performed a sacrifice at the source of Ganga.
Mbh.9.42.3033 At the command of Brahman, the lord Agni, approaching the river Ganga, threw into her that divine seed possessed of the effulgence of the Sun.
Mbh.9.42.3034 Ganga also, unable to hold it, cast it on the beautiful breast of Himavat that is worshipped by the celestials.
Mbh.9.42.3040 And since the adorable child had been cast by the river Ganga upon the summit of Himavat, that mountain looked beautiful, having, O delighter of the Kurus, been transformed into gold!
Mbh.9.42.3048 The foremost of all rivers, Ganga, waited upon that god.
Mbh.9.42.3066 Seeing the child coming, the thought entered the mind of Siva, as it did that of Himavat's daughter and that of Ganga and of Agni, as to whom amongst the four the child would first approach for honouring him or her.
Mbh.9.42.3075 Naigameya, that child of fiery splendour, proceeded to the presence of Ganga.
Mbh.9.42.3080 Then Rudra and the goddess Uma and Agni, and Ganga, all bowed unto the Grandsire, that Lord of the Universe.
Mbh.9.44.3268 With great pleasure Ganga gave unto Kumara a celestial water-pot, begotten of amrita, and Brihaspati gave him a sacred stick.
Mbh.9.44.3338 Some again describe him as the son of Uma or of the Krittikas or of Ganga.
Mbh.9.54.3902 It is for thy sake that that foremost of car-warriors, the son of Ganga, of great prowess, struck down by Yajnasena's son, sleepeth on a bed of arrows!
Mbh.11.11.484 Having said these words unto the king, and circumambulating him, Kripa and Kritavarma and Dronas son, O Bharata, without being able to withdraw their eyes from king Dhritarashtra possessed of great wisdom, urged their steeds towards the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.11.12.494 Yudhishthira beheld near the banks of the Ganga, O king, the crowd of Bharata ladies afflicted with woe and crying like a flight of she-ospreys.
Mbh.11.14.554 Having cleansed himself by the sacred and fresh water of the Ganga, the great rishi, capable of proceeding everywhere at will with the fleetness of the mind, came to that spot.
Mbh.11.23.929 Indeed, the son of Ganga lieth, resting his head on that excellent pillow, consisting of three arrows, becoming complement of his bed, given him by the wielder of gandiva.
Mbh.11.23.961 Consuming Drona on that fire, like fire in fire, those disciples of his of the regenerate class are proceeding towards the banks of the Ganga, along the left side of the pyre and having placed Kripi at their head
Mbh.11.26.1095 Having caused their last rites to be performed, the Kuru king Yudhishthira, placing Dhritarashtra at his head, proceeded towards the river Ganga
Mbh.11.27.1096 SECTION Vaishampayana said, Arrived at the auspicious Ganga full of sacred water, containing many lakes, adorned with high banks and broad shores, and having a vast bed, they cast off their ornaments, upper garments, and belts and girdles.
Mbh.11.27.1125 Having finished the ceremony, the king with his senses exceedingly agitated, rose from the waters of Ganga
Mbh.12.1.30 Having placed him in a basket made of light materials, Kunti committed him to the current of Ganga.
Mbh.12.7.247 Without doubt, by disregarding Vidura and the high-souled son of Ganga, and in consequence of his neglect in restraining his wicked and covetous son, entirely governed by his passions, the king has met with destruction like my poor self.
Mbh.12.27.1210 That scion of Kuru's race who with bow and shaft in hand had contended in fierce battle for many days with Rama himself of Bhrigu's line on the field sanctified by Kuru, that son of Ganga, that hero, who, at Baranasi, for the sake of brides, had, on a single car, challenged to battle the assembled Kshatriyas of the world, he who had burnt by the energy of his weapons that irresistible and foremost of kings, viz, Ugrayudha, alas, that hero has been caused by me to be slain in battle.
Mbh.12.29.1413 Devoting three hundred horses unto the gods on the banks of the Yamuna, twenty on the banks of the Saraswati, and fourteen on the banks of Ganga, that king of great energy, in days of old, performed in this order a thousand Horse-sacrifices and a hundred Rajasuyas.
Mbh.12.29.1443 The river-goddess Ganga, named from before Bhagirathi, sat upon the lap of this king dwelling near her stream, and from this incident she came to be called Urvasi
Mbh.12.29.1444 The triple-coursed Ganga had agreed to be the daughter of Bhagiratha of Ikshvaku's race, that monarch ever engaged in the performance of sacrifices with presents in profusion unto the Brahmanas
Mbh.12.29.1508 That foremost of men, viz, Gaya, the son of Amurtarayas, gave away as many kine as there are sand grains, O king, in the river Ganga.
Mbh.12.46.2265 I was thinking of him whom Ganga conceived and brought forth according to ordinary human laws and whom Vasishtha took as a pupil.
Mbh.12.49.2658 Dadhivahana's grandson and Diviratha's son was concealed and protected on the banks of Ganga by the sage Gautama.
Mbh.12.50.2678 After this discourse was ended, those two illustrious persons, viz, Krishna of unfading glory and Yudhishthira proceeded thither where the puissant son of Ganga lay on his bed of arrows.
Mbh.12.50.2684 Govinda and Satyaki and the others approached the son of Ganga.
Mbh.12.50.2712 Everything again that is indicated in the four branches of knowledge, in the four Hotras, O Bharata, as also those eternal duties that are laid down in Yoga and Sankhya philosophy, the duties too of the four orders and these duties that are not inconsistent with their declared practices, all these, along with their interpretations, O son of Ganga, are known to thee.
Mbh.12.51.2776 Discomfort and stupefaction and burning and pain and hunger and thirst shall not, O son of Ganga, overcome thee, O thou of unfading glory!
Mbh.12.53.2833 SECTION LIV Janamejaya said, When that tiger among men, of righteous soul and great energy, firmly adhering to truth and with passions under complete control, viz, the son of Santanu and Ganga, named Devavrata or Bhishma of unfading glory, lay on a hero's bed with the sons of Pandu sitting around him, tell me, O great sage, what converse ensued in that meeting of heroes after the slaughter of the troops'
Mbh.12.59.3285 SECTION LX Vaisampayana said, After this, Yudhishthira, saluted his grandsire, viz the son of Ganga, and with joined hands and concentrated attention, once more asked him, saying, What are the general duties of the four orders of men, and what the special duties of each order?
Mbh.12.112.6434 Thus addressed, the River Ganga, replied unto Ocean, that lord of all Rivers, in these words of grave import, fraught with reason, and, therefore, acceptable to all'
Mbh.12.112.6435 Ganga said, Trees stand in one and the same place and are unyielding in respect of the spot where they stand.
Mbh.12.126.7181 There lies the delightful spot called Vadri, and there also is that lake in the firmament whence the sacred Ganga takes her rise
Mbh.12.227.13994 One day, rising up at dawn, he wished to perform his ablutions, and for that purpose went to the river Ganga as she issued out of the pass known by the name of Dhruva and plunged into the stream
Mbh.12.282.17393 Ganga also, that foremost of all Rivers and born of all sacred waters in the universe, waited there in her embodied form, O son of Kuru's race, upon that illustrious deity.
Mbh.12.284.17691 Thou art Ganga, thou art the Oceans, thou art the Rivers, thou art the lakes, and thou art the tanks.
Mbh.12.324.20624 The foremost of rivers, viz, Ganga.
Mbh.12.328.20933 Sustaining the sacred waters of the celestial Ganga, that wind blows, preventing them from having a downward course.
Mbh.12.328.20948 He then left that spot for plunging into the waters of the celestial Ganga
Mbh.12.342.22538 In days of yore, while the great Rishi Bharadwaja was saying his prayers by the side of the celestial Ganga, one of the three feet of Vishnu, when he assumed his three-footed form, reached that spot
Mbh.12.347.23091 The two rivers Ganga and Saraswati became his two hips.
Mbh.12.353.23579 SECTION CCCLIV Bhishma said, In an excellent town called by the name of Mahapadma which was situate on the southern side of the river Ganga, there lived, O, best of men, a Brahmana of concentrated soul.
Mbh.13.4.274 Ganga was the daughter of this high-minded prince.
Mbh.13.4.292 As soon as Richika thought of them, there arose from the waters of Ganga thousand high-mettled horses, as lustrous in complexion as the moon.
Mbh.13.4.293 Not far from Kanyakubja, the sacred bank of Ganga is still famous among men as Aswatirtha in consequence of the appearance of those horses at that place.
Mbh.13.14.844 SECTION XIV Yudhishthira said, O son of the River Ganga, thou hast heard all the names of Maheshwara, the Lord of the universe.
Mbh.13.14.929 It was adorned with the river Ganga of clear and sacred water.
Mbh.13.17.1872 The matted locks on thy head had sucked up the river Ganga when it first fell from heaven although they again gave out the waters at the earnest solicitations of king Bhagiratha.
Mbh.13.17.2602 Thou art he who bearest Ganga on thy head
Mbh.13.25.3454 Bathing in Ganga hrada and the tirtha known by the name of Utpalavana and daily offering oblations of water there for a full month to the Pitris, one acquires the merit of a Horse-sacrifice.
Mbh.13.25.3455 Bathing in the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna as also at the tirtha in the Kalanjara mountains and offering every day oblations of water to the Pitris for a full month, one acquires the merit that attaches to ten Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.13.25.3457 Ten thousand tirthas and thirsty millions of other tirthas come to Prayaga the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna, O chief of Bharata's race in the month of Magha.
Mbh.13.26.3505 SECTION XXVI Vaisampayana said, Equal unto Vrihaspati in intelligence and Brahma himself in forgiveness, resembling Sakra in prowess and Surya in energy, Bhishma the son of Ganga, of infinite might, had been overthrown in battle by Arjuna.
Mbh.13.26.3521 They then with cheerful souls waited upon the son of Ganga, even as Brahmanas versed in Mantras wait with reverence upon the rising Sun.
Mbh.13.26.3540 Even those men who, having committed diverse kinds of sinful deeds in the first part of their lives, betake themselves in after years to a residing by the side of Ganga, succeed in attaining to a very superior end.
Mbh.13.26.3541 Hundreds of sacrifices cannot produce that merit which men of restrained souls are capable of acquiring by bathing in the sacred waters of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3542 A person is treated with respect and worshipped in heaven for as long a period as his bones lie in the channel of the Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3543 Even as the Sun, when he rises at the dawn of day, blazes forth in splendour, having dispelled the gloom of night, after the same manner the person that has bathed in the waters of Ganga is seen to shine in splendour, cleansed of all his sins.
Mbh.13.26.3544 Those countries and those points of the compass that are destitute of the sacred waters of Ganga are like nights without the moon or like trees without flowers.
Mbh.13.26.3545 Verily, a world without Ganga is like the different orders and modes of life when they are destitute of righteousness or like sacrifices without Soma.
Mbh.13.26.3546 Without doubt, countries and points of the compass that are without Ganga are like the firmament without the Sun, or the Earth without mountains, or the welkin without air.
Mbh.13.26.3547 The entire body of creatures in the three worlds, if served with the auspicious waters of Ganga, derive a pleasure, the like of which they are incapable of deriving from any other source.
Mbh.13.26.3548 He who drinks Ganga water that has been heated by the Sun's rays derives merit much greater than that which attaches to the vow of subsisting upon the wheat or grains of other corn picked up from cowdung.
Mbh.13.26.3549 It cannot be said whether the two are equal or not, viz, he who performs a thousand Chandrayana rites for purifying his body and he who drinks the water of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3550 It cannot be said whether the two are equal or not, viz, one who stands for a thousand years on one foot and one who lives for only a month by the side of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3551 One who lives permanently by the side of Ganga is superior in merit to one who stays for ten thousand Yugas with head hanging downwards.
Mbh.13.26.3552 As cotton, when it comes into contact with fire, is burnt off without a remnant, even so the sins of the person that has bathed in Ganga become consumed without a remnant.
Mbh.13.26.3553 There is no end superior to Ganga for those creatures who with hearts afflicted by sorrow, seek to attain to ends that may dispel that sorrow of theirs.
Mbh.13.26.3554 As snakes become deprived of their poison at the very sight of Garuda, even so one becomes cleansed of all one's sins at the very sight of the sacred stream of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3555 They that are without good name and that are addicted to deeds of sinfulness, have Ganga for their fame, their protection, their means of rescue, their refuge or cover.
Mbh.13.26.3556 Many wretches among men who become afflicted with diverse sins of a heinous nature, when they are about to sink into hell, are rescued by Ganga in the next world if, notwithstanding their sins, they seek the aid of Ganga in their after-years.
Mbh.13.26.3557 They, O foremost of intelligent men, who plunge every day in the sacred waters of Ganga, become the equals of great Munis and the very deities with Vasava at their head.
Mbh.13.26.3558 Those wretches among men that are destitute of humility or modesty of behaviour and that are exceedingly sinful, become righteous and good, O Brahmana, by betaking themselves to the side of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3559 As Amrita is to the deities, as Swadha is to the Pritis, as Sudha is to the Nagas, even so is Ganga water to human beings.
Mbh.13.26.3560 As children afflicted with hunger solicit their mothers for food, after the same manner do people desirous of their highest good pay court to Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3561 As the region of the self-born Brahma is said to be the foremost of all places, even so is Ganga said to be foremost of all rivers for those that desire to bathe.
Mbh.13.26.3562 As the Earth and the cow are said to be the chief sustenance of the deities and other celestials, even so is Ganga the chief sustenance of all living creatures
Mbh.13.26.3563 As the deities support themselves upon the Amrita that occurs in the Sun and the Moon and that is offered in diverse sacrifices, even so do human beings support themselves upon Ganga water.
Mbh.13.26.3564 One besmeared with the sand taken from the shores of Ganga regards oneself as a denizen of heaven, adorned with celestial unguents.
Mbh.13.26.3565 He who bears on his head the mud taken from the banks of Ganga presents an effulgent aspect equal to that of Sun himself bent on dispelling the surrounding darkness.
Mbh.13.26.3568 By the melody of the swans and Kokas and other aquatic fowls that play on her breast, Ganga challenges the very Gandharvas and by her high banks the very mountains on the Earth.
Mbh.13.26.3571 The high happiness which one enjoys by a residence on the banks of Ganga, can never be his who is residing even in heaven.
Mbh.13.26.3572 I have no doubt in this that the person who is afflicted with sins perpetrated in speech and thought and overt act, becomes cleansed at the very sight of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3574 By hearing of Ganga, by wishing to repair to that river, by drinking its waters, by touching its waters, and by bathing in them a person rescues both his paternal and maternal races.
Mbh.13.26.3575 By seeing, touching, and drinking the waters of Ganga, or even by applauding Ganga, hundreds and thousands of sinful men became cleansed of all their sins.
Mbh.13.26.3576 They who wish to make their birth, life and learning fruitful, should repair to Ganga and gratify the Pitris and the deities by offering them oblations of water.
Mbh.13.26.3577 The merit that one earns by bathing in Ganga is such that the like of it is incapable of being earned through the acquisition of sons or wealth or the performance of meritorious acts.
Mbh.13.26.3578 Those who, although possessed of the physical ability, do not seek to have a sight of the auspicious Ganga of sacred current, are, without doubt, to be likened to persons afflicted with congenital blindness or those that are dead or those that are destitute of the power of locomotion through palsy or lameness.
Mbh.13.26.3580 What man is there that would not seek the protection of Ganga whose protection is sought for by forest recluses and householders, and by Yatis and Brahmacharins alike?
Mbh.13.26.3581 The man of righteous conduct who, with rapt soul, thinks of Ganga at the time when his life-breaths are about to leave his body, succeeds in attaining to the highest end.
Mbh.13.26.3582 That man who dwells by the side of Ganga up to the time of his death, adoring her with reverence, becomes freed from the fear of every kind of calamity, of sin, and of kings.
Mbh.13.26.3588 As the solar ray is to the deities in heaven, as Chandramas is to the Pitris, as the king is to human beings, even such is Ganga unto all streams
Mbh.13.26.3589 One who becomes bereaved of mother or father or sons or spouses or wealth does not fell that grief which becomes one's, when one becomes bereaved of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3590 One does not obtain that joy through acts that lead to the region of Brahma, or through such sacrifices and rites that lead to heaven, or through children or wealth, which one obtain from a sight of Ganga
Mbh.13.26.3591 The pleasures that men derive from a sight of Ganga is equal to what they derive from a sight of the full moon.
Mbh.13.26.3592 That man becomes dear to Ganga who adores her with deep devotion, with mind wholly fixed upon her, with a reverence that refuses to take any other object within its sphere, with a feeling that there is nothing else to the universe worthy of similar adoration, and with a steadiness that knows no failing away.
Mbh.13.26.3593 Creatures that live on Earth, in the welkin, or in Heaven, indeed, even beings that are very superior, should always bathe in Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3595 The fame of Ganga for sanctity has spread over the entire universe, since she bore all the sons of Sagara, who had been reduced to ashes, from here to Heaven
Mbh.13.26.3596 Men who are washed by the bright, beautiful, high, and rapidly moving waves, raised by the wind, of Ganga, became cleansed of all their sins and resemble in splendour the Sun with his thousand rays.
Mbh.13.26.3597 Those men of tranquil souls that have cast off their bodies in the waters of Ganga whose sanctity is as great as that of the butter and other liquids poured in sacrifices and which are capable of conferring merits equal to those of the greatest of sacrifices, have certainly attained to a station equal to that of the very deities.
Mbh.13.26.3598 Verily, Ganga, possessed of fame and vast extent and identical with the entire universe and reverenced by the deities with Indra at their head, the Munis and human beings, is competent to bestow the fruition of all their wishes upon them that are blind, them that are idiots, and them that are destitute of all things
Mbh.13.26.3599 They that sought the refuge of Ganga, that protectress of all the universe, that flows in three streams, that is filled with water at once highly sacred and sweet as honey and productive of every kind of good, have succeeded in attaining to the beatitude of Heaven
Mbh.13.26.3600 That mortal who dwells by the side of Ganga and beholds her every day, becomes cleansed by her sight and touch.
Mbh.13.26.3602 Ganga is regarded as competent to rescue every creature from sin and lead him to the felicity of Heaven.
Mbh.13.26.3611 The fame of Ganga has spread all over the welkin, and Heaven, and Earth, and all the points, cardinal and subsidiary, of the compass.
Mbh.13.26.3613 That person who himself beholding Ganga, points her out to others, finds that Ganga rescues him from rebirth and confers Emancipation on him.
Mbh.13.26.3614 Ganga held Guha, the generalissimo of the celestial forces, in her womb.
Mbh.13.26.3619 Ganga is the daughter of Himavat, the spouse of Hara, and the ornament of both Heaven and Earth.
Mbh.13.26.3621 Verily O king, Ganga is the one object of great sanctity in the three worlds and confers merit upon all.
Mbh.13.26.3622 Truly, O monarch, Ganga is Righteousness in liquefied form.
Mbh.13.26.3637 Verily, Ganga is the path to Heaven of those that have bathed in her current
Mbh.13.26.3638 The Brahmanas hold Ganga as equalling the Earth in forgiveness, and in the protection and upholding of those that live by her; further, as equalling Fire and Surya in energy and splendour; and, lastly, as always equalling Guha himself in the matter of showing favours unto the regenerate class
Mbh.13.26.3640 Fully convinced that children and other possessions, as also regions possessed by every kind of felicity, are transitory or liable to destruction, men of subdued souls, who are desirous of attaining to that everlasting station which is identical with Brahma, always pay their adorations to Ganga with that reverence and love which are due from a son to mother.
Mbh.13.26.3641 The men of cleansed soul who is desirous of achieving success should seek the protection of Ganga who is like a cow that yields Amrita instead of ordinary milk, who is prosperity's self, who is possessed of omniscience, who exists for the entire universe of creatures, who is the source of all kinds of food, who is the mother of all mountains, who is the refuge of all righteous persons, who is immeasurable in puissance and energy, and who charms the heart of Brahma himself.
Mbh.13.26.3642 Having, with austere penances, gratified all the deities with the Supreme Lord Vishnu, Bhagiratha brought Ganga down on the Earth.
Mbh.13.26.3644 Observing with the aid of intelligence, I have mentioned to thee only a small part of the merits of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3646 One may, by putting forth one's best powers, count the stones that occur in the mountains of Meru or measure the waters that occur in the ocean, but one cannot count all the merits which belong to the waters of Ganga.
Mbh.13.26.3647 Hence, having listened to these particular merits of Ganga which I have uttered with great devotion, one should, in thought, word and deed, reverence them with faith and devotion.
Mbh.13.26.3649 Verily, thou shalt, soon after that, sport in joy many a region of great felicity created by Ganga herself for those that reverence her.
Mbh.13.26.3650 Ganga always extends her grace unto those that are devoted to her with humbleness of heart.
Mbh.13.26.3652 I pray that the highly-blessed Ganga may always inspire thy heart and mine with such attributes as are fraught with righteousness.
Mbh.13.26.3653 Bhishma continued, The learned ascetic endued with high intelligence and great illumination, and crowned with success, having in this manner discoursed unto that poor Brahmana in the observance of the Sila vow, on the subjects of the infinite merits of Ganga, then ascended the firmament.
Mbh.13.26.3654 The Brahmana in the observance of Sila vow, awakened by the words of that ascetic crowned with success, duly worshipped Ganga and attained to high success.
Mbh.13.26.3655 Do thou also, O son of Kunti, seek Ganga with great devotion, for thou shalt then, as the reward thereof, attain to high and excellent success.
Mbh.13.26.3656 Vaisampayana continued Hearing this discourse from Bhishma that was fraught with the praise of Ganga, Yudhishthira with his brothers became filled with great delight.
Mbh.13.26.3657 That person who recites or hears recited this sacred discourse fraught with the praise of Ganga, becomes cleansed of every sin
Mbh.13.30.3807 I desire to hear, O puissant son of Ganga, the story of Vitahavya's promotion.
Mbh.13.30.3822 The sons of king Haihaya, O chief of men who was otherwise known by the name of Vitahavya, invaded the kingdom of Kasi and advancing to the country that lies between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna, fought a battle with king Haryyaswa and also slew him in it.
Mbh.13.30.3831 Those territories, O best of kings, stretched northwards from the banks of Ganga to the southern banks of Gomati, and resembled a second Amravati the city of Indra.
Mbh.13.30.3863 Pratarddana, that subjugator of hostile cities speedily crossed Ganga on his car and proceeded against the city of the Vitahavyas.
Mbh.13.35.4175 The current of Ganga is incapable of being resisted by a dam.
Mbh.13.43.4585 In course of conversation, O king, on a former occasion, the great ascetic Markandeya had narrated to me this history on the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.13.50.5127 Bowing unto all the deities and having cleansed himself of all sins, he entered the water at the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna, and stood there like an inanimate post of wood.
Mbh.13.50.5129 The Ganga and the Yamuna, however, and the other streams and lakes, whose waters unite together at the confluence at Prayaga, instead of afflicting the Rishi, went past him to show him respect.
Mbh.13.50.5140 Desirous of fish, those Kaivartas, many in number united together and surrounded a portion of the waters of the Ganga and the Yamuna with their nets.
Mbh.13.53.5429 This spot on the banks of the Ganga is very delightful and auspicious.
Mbh.13.53.5459 Meanwhile, the spreader of the feats of Bhrigu's race, viz, the Rishi possessed of the wealth of penances, converted, by his Yoga-power, that delightful wood on the bank of the Ganga into a retreat full of wealth of every kind and adorned with every variety of jewels and gems in consequence of which it surpassed in beauty and splendour the very abode of the chief of the celestials
Mbh.13.54.5494 The bank of the Ganga became as silent as usual, and presented the old aspect of its being covered with Kusa grass and ant-hills.
Mbh.13.68.6402 In the country lying between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna, at the foot of the hills called Yamuna, there was a large town inhabited by Brahmanas.
Mbh.13.73.6792 As Ganga is the foremost of all streams, even so is a Kapila cow the foremost of all animals of the bovine breed.
Mbh.13.77.7007 Verily, as Ganga is the foremost of all rivers, even so is a Kapila cow the foremost of all kine'
Mbh.13.80.7172 They who make gifts of a thousand kine, departing from this world, proceed to the regions of the Gandharvas and the Apsaras where there are many palatial mansions made of gold and where the celestial Ganga, called the current of Vasu, runs.
Mbh.13.85.7612 That energy, which is a mighty substance, and which resembles a second Agni, will be cast by Agni into Ganga for producing a child upon her in order to effect the destruction of the enemies of the gods.
Mbh.13.85.7692 Thus addressed, the illustrious and irresistible bearer of sacrificial libations answered, saying, Be it so, and he than proceeded towards Ganga otherwise called Bhagirathi.
Mbh.13.85.7694 Verily, in the womb of Ganga the seed of Agni began to grow even as Agni himself grows when supplied with fuel and aided by the wind.
Mbh.13.85.7695 With the energy of that god, Ganga became exceedingly agitated at heart.
Mbh.13.85.7697 When the deity of blazing flames cast his seed endued with great energy into the womb of Ganga, a certain Asura bent on purposes of his own uttered a frightful roar.
Mbh.13.85.7698 In consequence of that frightful roar uttered by the Asura for purposes of his own and not for terrifying her, Ganga became very much terrified and her eyes rolled in fear and betrayed her agitation.
Mbh.13.85.7723 Ganga said, The foetus is endued with the complexion of gold.
Mbh.13.85.7735 And because the Earth held that seed after the goddess Ganga had cast it upon her, she also came to be called by the name of Vasumati.
Mbh.13.85.7736 Meanwhile; that foetus, which had sprung from Pavaka and been held for a time by Ganga having fallen on a forest of reeds, began to grow and at last assumed a wonderful form.
Mbh.13.86.7929 Bhishma said, The gods and the Rishis, O monarch, reduced to great distress by Taraka's prowess and the conduct of Ganga in casting off Agni's seed, urged the six Krittikas to rear that child.
Mbh.13.102.9141 They who repair to Prabhasa and Manasa, the lakes of Pushkara, the large lake called Mahatsara, the sacred woods of Naimisha, Vahuda, Karatoya, Ganga, Gayasiras, Vipasa, Sthulavaluka, Krishna, the five rivers of the Punjab, the extensive lake called Mahahrada, Gomati, Kausiki, Champa, Saraswati, Drisadwati, and Yamuna, indeed, those illustrious Brahmanas, steady in the observance of vows, who go to these sacred waters, repair to the regions of which thou speakest.
Mbh.13.103.9211 In those sacrifices, O Lord of the universe, the presents that flowed from me were as copious as the stream of Ganga herself.
Mbh.13.103.9214 Observant of penances, subsisting on regulated diet, adopting tranquillity of soul, and restraining speech, I dwelt for a long time on the breast of Himavat by the side of that Ganga whose irresistible current as it fell from heaven was borne by Mahadeva on his head.
Mbh.13.103.9240 On the banks of Sarayu and Vahuda and Ganga as also in the woods of Naimisha, I gave away millions of kine unto the Brahmanas.
Mbh.13.107.9795 Verily, he resides in a superior abode, waited upon by such celestial damsels, for years as countless as the sands on the shores of Ganga.
Mbh.13.111.9939 Vaisampayana said, While the son of Pritha and the son of Ganga were thus speaking with each other, there came to that spot from the firmament the illustrious Vrihaspati of cleansed soul.
Mbh.13.125.10822 Tell me, O son of Ganga, who art truly deserving of honour and worship.
Mbh.13.125.10905 Sakra said, Thinking in one's mind of Kurukshetra and Gaya and Ganga and Prabhasa and the lakes of Pushkara, one should dip one's head in water.
Mbh.13.146.12190 and this celestial River who has in her all the sacred Tirthas, viz, the goddess Ganga, who having her rise in Heaven hath descended on the Earth and is regarded as the foremost of all streams; Having said this, the spouse of that god of gods, that foremost of all righteous persons, smilingly addressed all those Rivers of her sex.
Mbh.13.146.12192 Verily, those foremost of rivers having Ganga for their first are all conversant with the duties of women'
Mbh.13.146.12198 Then the celestial River Ganga, who worshipped the daughter of the prince of mountains in return, was selected for answering the question.
Mbh.13.146.12210 In this way, the goddess Uma was worshipped by Ganga and honoured with the ascription of many high merits.
Mbh.13.148.12488 Vaisampayana continued, While that foremost of men, viz, the son of Ganga, addressed him in this strain, the Kuru king Yudhishthira remained entirely silent in the midst of those high-souled persons who had assembled together for listening to the discourses of Bhishma.
Mbh.13.150.12644 It was Bhagiratha who caused the ashes of the sixty thousand sons of Sagara to be overflowed with the sacred waters of Ganga and thereby rescued them from their sin.
Mbh.13.155.12962 Possessed of wealth of penances, the Rishi brought the River Ganga, who had gone to Kailasa, to that spot.
Mbh.13.155.12963 Indeed, Ganga appeared, piercing through the waters of the lake.
Mbh.13.165.13692 Then comes the three-eyed Lord of Lima; then Skanda the generalissimo of the celestial forces; then Visakha; then Agni the eater of sacrificial libations; then Vayu the god of wind; then Chandramas; then Aditya the god of the sun, endued with effulgence; then the illustrious Sakra the lord of Sachi; and Yama with his spouse Dhumorna; and Varuna with Gauri; Kuvera the lord of treasures, with his spouse Riddhi; the amiable and illustrious cow Surabhi; the great Rishi Visravas; Sankalpa, Ocean, Gangs: the other sacred Rivers; the diverse Maruts; the Valkhilyas crowned with success of penances; the island-born Krishna; Narada; Parvata; Viswavasu; the Hahas; the Huhus; Tumvuru; Chitrasena; the celestial messenger of wide celebrity; the highly blessed celestial maidens; the celestial Apsaras, Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha; Misrakesi, Alamvusha, Viswachi, Ghritachi, Panchachuda, Tilottama, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Aswins, the Pitris; Dharma Righteousness; Vedic lore, Penances, Diksha, Perseverance in religious acts, the Grandsire, Day and Night, Kasyapa the son of Marichi, Sukra, Vrihaspati, Mangala the son of Earth, Vudha, Rahu, Sanischara, the Constellations, the Seasons, the Months, the Fortnights, the Year, Garuda, the son of Vinata, the several Oceans, the sons of Kadru, viz, the Snakes, Satadru, Vipasa, Chandrabhaga, Saraswati, Sindhu, Devika, Prabhasa, the lakes of Pushkara, Ganga, Mahanadi, Vena, Kaveri, Narmada, Kulampuna Visalya, Karatoya, Amvuvahini.
Mbh.13.165.13710 Bhagiratha, Harischandra, Marutta, Dridharatha, the highly fortunate Alarka, Aila, Karandhama, that foremost of men, Kasmira, Daksha, Amvarisha, Kukura, Raivata of great fame, Kuru, Samvarana, Mandhatri of unbaffled prowess, the royal sage Muchukunda, Jahnu who was much favoured by Janhavi Ganga, the first in point of time of all kings, viz, Prithu the son of Vena, Mitrabhanu, Priyankara, Trasadasyu, Sweta that foremost of royal sages, the celebrated Mahabhisha, Nimi Ashtaka, Ayu, the royal sage Kshupa, Kaksheyu, Pratardana, Devodasa, Sudasa, Kosaleswara, Aila, Nala, the royal sage Manu, that lord of all creatures, Havidhara, Prishadhara, Pratipa, Santanu, Aja, the senior Varhi, Ikshwaku of great fame, Anaranya, Janujangha, the royal sage Kakshasena, and many others not named in history.
Mbh.13.166.13720 Then Vyasa the son of Satyavati, having reflected for a moment, addressed the royal son of Ganga, saying, O king, the Kuru chief Yudhishthira has been restored to his own nature, along with all brothers and followers.
Mbh.13.166.13723 Thus addressed by the holy Vyasa, the royal son of Santanu and Ganga dismissed Yudhishthira and his counsellors.
Mbh.13.167.13758 Then king Yudhishthira the just, at the head of his brothers, addressed that foremost one of Kuru's race, viz, the son of the River Ganga, as he lay on that bed of his, saying, I am Yudhishthira, O king!
Mbh.13.167.13767 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed by Kunti's son of great intelligence, the son of Ganga opened his eyes and saw all the Bharatas assembled there and standing around him.
Mbh.13.167.13821 Vaisampayana continued, Having said these words, the son of Ganga once more addressed the Pandavas headed by Dhritarashtra, and other friends and well-wishers of his, I desire to cast off my lifebreaths.
Mbh.13.168.13848 Those foremost ones of Kuru's race, having thus cremated the body of the son of Ganga, proceeded to the sacred Bhagirathi, accompanied by the Rishis.
Mbh.13.168.13850 All of them, arrived at the sacred river, duly offered oblation of water unto the high-souled son of Ganga.
Mbh.13.168.13873 Do not, therefore, O goddess Ganga, grieve for that son of Kuru's race.
Mbh.14.1.4 Vaisampayana said, After the king Dhritarashtra had offered libations of water unto the manes of Bhisma, the mighty-armed Yudhishthira, with his senses bewildered, placing the former in his front, ascended the banks of the river, his eyes suffused with tears, and dropt down on the bank of the Ganga like an elephant pierced by the hunter.
Mbh.14.44.1836 Ganga of three courses is said to be the firstborn of all rivers.
Mbh.14.60.2755 Then Sikhandin, in great battle, aided by the wielder of Gandiva, slew, with innumerable arrows, the son of Ganga fighting bravely.
Mbh.14.81.3628 Formerly, O ruler of Earth, I heard this said by the Vasus while they were in the company of Ganga, O thou of great intelligence.
Mbh.14.81.3629 After the fall of Santanu's son, those deities, viz, the Vasus, coming to the banks of Ganga, bathed in her waters, and calling the goddess of that stream, they uttered these terrible words having the sanction of Bhagirathi herself, viz, Santanu's son Bhishma has been slain by Dhananjaya.
Mbh.14.81.3632 To this, the goddess Ganga readily assented, saying, Be it so,
Mbh.15.11.535 He wishes to perform the Sraddha of the high-souled son of Ganga, as also of Drona and Somadatta and Valhika of great intelligence, and of all his sons as also of all well-wishers of his that have been slain, and, if thou permittest it, of that wicked-souled wight, viz, the ruler of the Sindhus
Mbh.15.31.1287 Arrived at the banks of Ganga, that sea of men took up their abode as pleased them.
Mbh.15.37.1539 I have seen many sacred waters, and the sacred stream Ganga also, O king'
Mbh.15.37.1540 Yudhishthira said, People dwelling on the banks of Ganga report that the high-souled Dhritarashtra is practising the austerest of penances.
Mbh.15.37.1561 One day, that best of kings proceeded to a spot on the margin of Ganga.
Mbh.15.37.1586 I saw him on the banks of Ganga in the midst of ascetics.
Mbh.15.39.1645 Even this is what I have heard from the ascetics dwelling on the banks of Ganga.
Mbh.15.39.1646 United with that sacred fire of his own, O chief of the Bharatas, the king, as I have already said unto thee, met with death on the banks of Ganga.
Mbh.15.39.1655 They all proceeded towards the banks of Ganga, every one clad in only single peace of raiment.
Mbh.15.39.1668 Those men who had gone to the banks of Ganga at the command of the king, having disposed of by cremation the remains of the king and two queens, returned to the city.
Mbh.17.1.45 Ulupi, the daughter of the Naga chief, O thou of Kuntis race, entered the waters of Ganga.
Mbh.18.3.166 It is called Heavenly Ganga.
Mbh.18.3.185 Come, come, O foremost one of the Bharatas, behold Ganga who spreads her current over the three worlds.
Mbh.18.3.187 Having bathed in the celestial river Ganga, sacred and sanctifying and ever adored by the Rishis, he cast off his human body.
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