Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 29 Aug 2011 07:38 and updated at 29 Aug 2011 07:38


vrm.1.1 Later Rama reached the tribal chief named Guha, who has a liking for Rama, on the bank of River Ganga in a town called Shringaverapura.
vrm.1.2 River Ganga.
vrm.1.3 The grief of the subjects Rama leaving them off his conversing with tribal chief Guha returning the charioteer Sumantra to kingdom from forests, leaving the trio at the banks of river Ganga.
vrm.1.3 Crossing over River Ganga looking up Sage Bharadwaja their look up at Chitrakuta on Sage Bharadwaja s advise.
vrm.1.23 Then on travelling some more distance those two great valiant ones, there they have seen the divine river that courses in three ways, namely Ganga, at the auspicious confluence of River Sarayu.
vrm.1.23 "Let us stay for this night in this hermitage situated in between two meritorious rivers Ganga and Sarayu, oh, Rama with auspicious mien, tomorrow we will cross over the River Ganga.
vrm.1.24 Then, in the fresh of the morning those enemy destroyers, Rama and Lakshmana, arrived at the riverbank of Ganga keeping sage Vishvamitra ahead of them, which sage has just completed his ritualistic chores of dawn.
vrm.1.24 This is the remarkable noise of such a Sarayu River in its coursing towards River Ganga, generated by the collision of their waters, and Rama, offer regards to these rivers, respectfully.
vrm.1.24 Offering their salutations to River Sarayu and Ganga those two most virtuous and agile footed princes proceeded further on reaching the southern riverbank.
vrm.1.31 Adieu", georgic deities, everything bodes well to you all, on accomplishment of the ritual I have undertaken here, I wish to go from this Accomplished Hermitage towards the ranges of Himalayan Mountains that are on the northern bank of River Ganga.
vrm.1.31 Thus saying farewell to woodland deities that descendent of Kaushika, namely Vishvamitra, the saint whose wealth is his ascesis started to journey on aiming to reach the northern side of River Ganga.
vrm.1.32 "This Maagadhi is that river which pertains to the developmental works of the great souled king Vasu and oh, Rama, flowing towards east to its confluence in Ganga, this river garlands best farmlands and their crops on its way.
vrm.1.35 On going a distance on their way, and after a lapse of half a day, then they perceived the prominent one among rivers and the one adored by sages, namely River Ganga.
vrm.1.35 On seeing River Ganga with her pious waters and adored by swans and saarasa waterfowls, all the sages felt delighted together with both of the Raghava s, namely Rama and Lakshmana.
vrm.1.35 Then they sojourned on the riverbank of Ganga, and next on taking bath in Ganga they have customarily offered that river s water as oblations to their Pitris.
vrm.1.35 Later, dining on their part of those Ambrosian oblations with which they have oblated the fire, those sages perched on the propitious banks of Ganga, surrounding the great souled Vishvamitra from all sides, to the contentment of their heart in having performed religious chores on the riverbank of Ganga.
vrm.1.35 "Oh, godly sage, I wish to listen about Ganga, the river that has a trinal course, and as to how she is reaching the husband of rivulets and rivers, namely the ocean, on pervading all the three worlds.
vrm.1.35 Motivated by Rama s words the eminent sage Vishvamitra commenced to narrate about the emergence and that way even about the progression of River Ganga.
vrm.1.35 "This Ganga has emerged as an elder daughter to Himavan through Mena, oh, Raghava, and that way a girl renowned by the name Uma has become a second daughter to him.
vrm.1.35 "Later, all of the divinities intending to fulfil a divine purpose have sought the lordly mountain Himavan to spare Ganga, who is scheduled to become a tri way cruising river.
vrm.1.35 "With a righteous thinking and hopeful of the welfare in triadic world, Himavan then spared his daughter Ganga whose flow is at her own volition.
vrm.1.35 "Those divinities who are the well wishers of the well being of tri world welcomed Ganga, who is incidentally intended for the purpose of the tri world, and they came back to heaven fetching Ganga with them, with a heartfelt joy for their purpose is fulfilled.
vrm.1.35 "Oh, Raghava, the prominent one among rivers namely Ganga and Uma Devi as well, these are the two daughters of the king of mountains that are highly revered by the world.
vrm.1.35 "Dear boy Rama with beautiful gait, as to how the triply coursing Ganga has cruised to heaven in the first phase, I have related all about that cruise to you.
vrm.1.35 "As such, that marvellous and sinless daughter of the lordly mountain Himavanta, ever flowing in the form of water, ascended to the abode of divinities and became Deva Ganga Divine River.
vrm.1.36 "This admirable discourse given by you about Ganga is exhaustive in righteousness, oh, Brahman, and it will be apt of you to tell emphatically about the divine and earthly legend of the elder daughter of Himavanta, namely Ganga, for you are aware to expatiate upon it.
vrm.1.36 "By which reason that world purifier Ganga influxes into three paths? Oh, virtue knower, and connected with which deeds of merit this triple courser Ganga is renowned as the best one among all the rivers in three worlds?" Thus Rama and Lakshmana have asked the sage Vishvamitra.
vrm.1.36 a When Kakutstha s have enquired that way, the ascetically wealthy sage Vishvamitra has narrated all the legend of Ganga in its entirety, staying among the sages.
vrm.1.36 "This is the legend of mountain s daughter, namely Goddess Uma vividly narrated to you, oh, Rama, and now listen from me along with Lakshmana about the emergence of Ganga.
vrm.1.37 In whom the Agni can procreate an enemy destroying Chief of Deva Armies, such an empyreal Ganga is there.
vrm.1.37 The elder daughter King of Mountains, namely Ganga, will graciously welcome the offspring from Agni, and that act of Ganga in welcoming the offspring through Agni will also be pleasurable in many ways to the younger daughter of King of Mountains, namely Uma, no doubt about it.
vrm.1.37 Oh, Agni, you please coordinate the mission of Gods, oh, great resplendent god of Fire, you may release the potence of Shiva, which you have contained so far, in the daughter of King of Mountains, namely River Ganga.
vrm.1.37 "On assuring the Gods that he will do his best, the Agni approached Ganga entreating, Oh, Goddess Ganga, you verily bear pregnancy with the potence of Shiva, since this is the select process of all the Gods.
vrm.1.37 So said Agni to River Ganga.
vrm.1.37 "On listening that sentence of Agni, River Ganga adopted a divine form readying herself, and on seeing her glorious mien the Agni seeped throughout her.
vrm.1.37 "The Agni then drenched River Ganga from all over with the potence of Shiva which he contained so far, oh, Raghu s delight Rama, and every rill and channel of Ganga is replete with it.
vrm.1.37 River" Ganga then spoke this to the Agni who is in the lead of all Gods, oh, god, I am incapable to bear up the rampant fervour of yours, and while being burnt with the fire of god Shiva compounded with that of yours my life force is very highly tortured.
vrm.1.37 a "He who consumes fire oblations on behalf of all the Gods, that Agni seeing the miserable condition of River Ganga then spoke this to her, you may lay away that embryo here at the side of Himalayan Mountains.
vrm.1.37 So said Agni to River Ganga.
vrm.1.37 "Oh, great resplendent Rama, on hearing the words of Agni, oh, charming prince Rama, River Ganga indeed ejected that great radiant embryo of Shiva from all her rills and channels.
vrm.1.37 b, a "Which refulgent embryo with the glitter of molten gold has emerged from River Ganga is there that has reached earth, and from that the silver, and even the gold with its matchless dazzle have emerged.
vrm.1.37 "On hearing that blessing of Gods Krittika stars gave a wash to that excellently auspicious boy who is radiant like fire, and who slid down from the secretion of the womb of Ganga.
vrm.1.37 "This way, I have vividly narrated the legend of Ganga to you, oh, Rama, like that the Divine and Meritorious legend of the emergence of Kumara, namely Skanda is also narrated.
vrm.1.41 Oh, best one among men, River Ganga is the elder daughter of Himavanta, and oh, dextrous one, you have to offer water oblation to the departed paternal uncles of yours in her waters, namely the holy waters of River Ganga.
vrm.1.41 World purifier River Ganga will drift them who are rendered as mounds of ashes to heaven, and when she who is much adored by all worlds drenches this ash, that River Ganga herself will lead the sixty thousand sons of Sagara to heaven.
vrm.1.41 "On completing the Vedic ritual King Sagara arrived at his capital, but that king could not arrive at a decision about the arrival of Ganga to the earth.
vrm.1.41 "That great king Sagara could not get at any resolve in getting Ganga to earth even after a long time, and on ruling kingdom for thirty thousand years he went to heaven.
vrm.1.42 "Assigning the kingdom to Dilipa, oh, Rama of Raghu s dynasty, Amshuman undertook very stern ascesis on a pleasant peak of Himalayas desiring the descent of River Ganga to earth.
vrm.1.42 "The great resplendent Dilipa on hearing the elimination of his grandfathers, the sixty thousand sons of Sagara at the hand of sage Kapila, and with a mind that is marred by the plight of his father Amshuman in absolving the souls of Sagara s sons, he that Dilipa could not arrive at any decision concerning the descent of Ganga.
vrm.1.42 Dilipa" became worried as to how River Ganga is to be alighted onto earth from heaven, how water oblations are to be offered for the souls of Sagara s sons, and how to cross them, the souls, over this mortal world.
vrm.1.42 "To him who is self mortified and who is always thinking righteously about the alight of Ganga onto earth, to such a Dilipa a most virtuous son is born who is renowned by his name Bhagiratha.
vrm.1.42 "That great resplendent king Dilipa on his part performed numerous Vedic rituals, and he ruled the kingdom for thirty thousand years to the delight of each of his subjects, but could not find a way to fetch Ganga.
vrm.1.42 "Oh, tigerly man Rama, that king Dilipa by not attaining any choice towards the uplifting the souls of his grandparents to heaven by bringing Ganga to earth, he took to illness, and he attained the ultimate virtue of Time, namely the demise.
vrm.1.42 "Interested in the alighting of River Ganga on earth, oh, Rama, the descendent of Raghu, king Bhagiratha delegated his kingdom to the custody of his ministers and people and firmed up himself in sustained asceticism on Mountain Gokarna in Himalayas, and he practise ascesis standing amid five fires, upraising his hands, with a monthly sustenance and with his sense conquered.
vrm.1.42 While the ashes of these great souls are drenched with the waters of Ganga, let all of those great grandfathers of mine depart to heaven, eternally.
vrm.1.42 This Ganga is the one with snow broth, the elder daughter of Himavanta, and oh, king Bhagiratha, god Shiva alone is capable to sustain her force in the course of her alighting onto earth, and in fact, he is to be commissioned for that purpose.
vrm.1.42 Oh, king Bhagiratha, the earth cannot endure the downfall of Ganga and to sustain Ganga, oh, king, indeed I do not behold none other than the Trident wielder, god Shiva.
vrm.1.42 Speaking this way to the king Bhagiratha and informally greeting Ganga also, that Creator of Worlds, Brahma, left for heaven along with all the groups of Devas and Maruts.
vrm.1.42 Thus Vishvamitra continued narration about the arrival of River Ganga to earth.
vrm.1.43 Thus Vishvamitra continued his narration about Bhagiratha s effort to bring Ganga to earth.
vrm.1.43 I will therefore sustain Ganga, the daughter of king of mountains by my head.
vrm.1.43 "Afterwards, she who is reverenced by all the worlds and who is the elder daughter of Himavanta, that Ganga assuming an unendurable form and an insupportable rapidity, they say, then plunged from the sky onto the auspicious head of Shiva.
vrm.1.43 a "She who is an extremely unendurable river that goddess Ganga even speculated saying to herself, let me enter netherworld, indeed whisking Shiva with my streams.
vrm.1.43 b, a "And oh, Rama, she that holy River Ganga swooped down into the cavernous curls of matted hair tufts on the holy head of God Shiva, and she became a detainee in them.
vrm.1.43 "Though she strove hard in one way or another to reach the earth that Ganga is rendered incapable, as she could not gain access for an outlet from any edge of the coils of matted hair tufts of Shiva, hence she is held there in durance vile.
vrm.1.43 b, a Goddess" Ganga whirled round and round in the coils of tufts alone for many number of years, and when Ganga s emanation from those coils is intangible Bhagiratha again firmed up in a marvellous penance in the matter of her descent to earth.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Oh, Rama, the legatee of Raghu, with that ascesis of Bhagiratha god Shiva is very much delighted, and thereupon he has also released Ganga aiming at Bindu Lake in Himalayas.
vrm.1.43 "While god Shiva released Ganga into Bindu Lake seven streams have emerged out of it, and thus three auspicious Ganga s with holy waters have cruised eastward which are known as Hladini, Paavani, and Nalini.
vrm.1.43 "Of them the seventh Ganga flowed towards the path of Bhagiratha chariot, and that great resplendent and kingly sage Bhagiratha sitting in a divine chariot moved ahead and even Ganga followed him.
vrm.1.43 "Thus Ganga came from heavens onto Shankara s head and from there onto the earth, and there on earth her waters advanced with a tumultuous sound advancing them.
vrm.1.43 b, a "The earth then verily shone forth with the shoals of fish, schools of tortoises, and scores of porpoises and other aquatic beings that have already fallen and that are still falling in step with the spates of Ganga.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Later, they the Gods, sages, Gandharva s, Yaksha s, and the assemblages of Siddha s have then seen there the swoop of Ganga in that way from heaven to earth, with curiosity.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Some of the Gods with Aircrafts that are like cities in their shape and size, and some with Horses that are prancing, and some with best Elephants that are staggering, at the very sight of plunging Ganga, have entered the firmament at that place.
vrm.1.43 "The Gods whose animation is unlimited, and who are anxious to see the plunge of Ganga, have come together in assemblages, which plunge is a highest marvel in the universe by a better degree of her illimitable animation than that of Gods who came to see, and even benignant to the world in according water and salving souls, which those Gods cannot do.
vrm.1.43 "Spattered innumerably with the whitish froth from the splashes of Ganga, and stippled with the flights of swans, the sky is as though overspread with silver clouds of autumn.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Somewhere Ganga is coursing precipitately, elsewhere sinuously, somewhere else staightly, elsewhere sloppily, somewhere gushingly, and somewhere else her cruise is leisurely and tardily.
vrm.1.43 b, a Somewhere Ganga is coursing precipitately in declivities, elsewhere sinuously on zigzag lands, somewhere else staightly on uniform lands, elsewhere sloppily in canting lands, somewhere gushingly in craggy lands, and somewhere else her cruise is leisurely in flatlands and tardily in uplands.
vrm.1.43 b, a "That impeccable and immaculate water of Ganga then became outstanding as it has flounced down from heaven primarily onto the head of Shankara, and therefrom it has coasted down onto the earth.
vrm.1.43 "Also those that have fallen from heaven onto the surface of earth by some curse or the other, they too became blemishless on taking head bath in the water of Ganga.
vrm.1.43 b, a "When sins are washed away with the hallowing water of Ganga, they again transited skyward and then obtained their own empyrean worlds once again.
vrm.1.43 b, a "With her splendorous water people are blissful, and on taking dip baths in Ganga they are totally removed of the strains of their sins, and they lived blissfully ever after.
vrm.1.43 "In this way, the great resplendent and kingly sage Bhagiratha sitting in a divine chariot continuously moved ahead and Ganga continually followed him at his behind.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Oh, Rama, all of the Devas along with the assemblages of sages, Daityas, Danavas, Rakshasas, and even great Uragas with Kinnara s, and Gandharva s with best Yaksha s, and even Sarpas and Apsara s, have delightfully moved after Ganga who is following the chariot of Bhagiratha, and why they, in fact, all of the aquatic beings have followed Ganga.
vrm.1.43 b, a "In whichever direction king Bhagiratha has advanced, that glorious River Ganga, who is the prominent river among all the rivers and the complete obliterator of sins, has also moved at his behind in that direction.
vrm.1.43 "But on knowing her hubris, oh, Raghava, that sage Jahnu has become irritated and causing an extreme marvel he drank off all the water of Ganga.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Thereupon, the Gods along with Gandharva s and sages at that extremely marvellous feat of Sage Jahnu are highly astounded, and they then started to worship that ablest human and great souled sage Jahnu, and even deigned for the daughterhood of Ganga to that high souled sage Jahnu.
vrm.1.43 b, "That greatly radiant and godly sage Jahnu is then delighted and released Ganga from both of his ears.
vrm.1.43 Therefore Ganga became the daughter of sage Jahnu, and she is also renowned as Jahnavi, after the name of that sage.
vrm.1.43 "Even though Ganga again proceeded moving behind the chariot of Bhagiratha and reached the ocean, therefrom she had to wend her way to netherworld, once dug by the sons of Sagara, only to accomplish the mission of Bhagiratha, namely drenching the ashes of Sagara s sons.
vrm.1.43 a "Even kingly sage Bhagiratha making every effort ushered Ganga to netherworld, but on seeing his grandparents rendered to ashes he has became doleful.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Oh, Rama, the best of Raghu s dynasty, then Ganga inundated that mound of ashes of Sagara s six thousand sons, by which those souls obtained heaven, while the sins of souls are cleansed with the water of Ganga.
vrm.1.44 King" Bhagiratha followed by Ganga has gone to the ocean like ditch which is dredged up by the sons of Sagara, and entered the subterranean of earth where the sons of Sagara are rendered to ashes.
vrm.1.44 Thus Vishvamitra continued his narration about the Descent of Ganga.
vrm.1.44 "While the waters of Ganga are inundating those ashes, oh, Rama, then Brahma, the lord of all worlds, indeed spoke this to the king Bhagiratha.
vrm.1.44 This Ganga will become your eldest daughter and hereafter she will remain renowned in the world with the name associated with your deed of bringing her onto earth.
vrm.1.44 Henceforth heavenly Ganga will be renowned as Triple path cruiser and Bhagirathi, as well, and as this river is sanctifying three worlds, namely, Svarga, Bhuu, Patala loka s, heaven, earth and netherworld she will be remembered as the traveller on triple path.
vrm.1.44 You may now offer water oblations to all of your forefathers in the waters of Ganga, oh, king, the lord of people, thus you may fulfil and do away with the pledge of your requiescat.
vrm.1.44 Your ancestor Sagara is a highly glorious one and a best one among righteous persons, oh, king, even then he has not achieved this aspiration of alighting Ganga in his lifetime, but you have achieved it.
vrm.1.44 Like that, your grandfather Amshuman, who is unequalled in his resplendence in this world and who had been praying for the descent of Ganga, he also could not dispense with this vow on fulfilling it.
vrm.1.44 Oh, impeccable Bhagiratha, even by the kingly sage Dilipa whose resplendence is kindred to great sages, who is equal to me in his ascesis, who is abided by the observances of ruling Kshatriya class, even by such a highly fortunate and highly resplendent father of yours it was impossible to bring Ganga in his turn, even though he had been supplicating for the descent of Ganga throughout his lifetime.
vrm.1.44 That Descent of Ganga is perfected by you, oh, enemy represser, and by this you have acquired a genuine basis for righteousness in this world, and thereby a base for yourself in my world, namely Abode of Brahma.
vrm.1.44 Oh, phenomenal one, you may always take dip baths in the holy water of Ganga and oh, persona grata, thereby get purified of sins and thus let your merit be fructified.
vrm.1.44 You may now perform water oblations to your forefathers with the water of Ganga, let there be wellbeing to you, and oh, king, here I go to my abode and you too may depart to yours.
vrm.1.44 "On regaining him as their king the subjects of the kingdom are overjoyed, and oh, Raghava, that king Bhagiratha too is relieved of his febrility as his purpose is achieved and he is happy when devoid of haunting grief of getting Ganga to earth.
vrm.1.44 "Oh, Rama, this way I described to you about The Decent of Ganga in detail, thus you be blest and prosperous, and as the visceral time is elapsing no more questions from you for now, and let us meditate on Gayatri.
vrm.1.44 But listen to the fruits of listening the legend of ganga avataraNa, The Descent of Ganga
vrm.1.44 a "Oh, Rama of Kakutstha s, he who listens to this auspicious legend named The Descent of Ganga, which is an endower of longevity, all his wishes are achieved, all his sins are obliterated, and his reputation and longevity are also enhanced.
vrm.1.44 Thus Vishvamitra concluded the episode of The Descent of Ganga.
vrm.1.45 On listening the narration of Sage Vishwamitra about Ganga s descent along with Lakshmana, Rama went into a great astonishment, and then addressed Vishvamitra.
vrm.1.45 "The blessed legend you have narrated about the digging of an ocean at the behest of Sagara, Ganga s alighting, and Bhagiratha filling it with the water of Ganga is sacrosanct and even highly amazing.
vrm.1.45 "While thinking about the auspicious legend of Ganga along with Lakshmana, oh, friend of the universe, Vishvamitra, whole night rolled by.
vrm.1.45 "We have listened the praiseworthy legend of River Ganga, and the deific night has also passed by while listening such a legend, we may now cross over the very same prominent and merited River Ganga, the tri path cruiser.
vrm.1.45 Hearing the words of great souled Raghava, Vishvamitra of Kusha dynasty, started to cross over the River Ganga along with the assemblage of sages, and with both the Raghava s.
vrm.1.45 Arriving at the northern bank of River Ganga they have honoured the group of sages who ferried them up to here and sent them off.
vrm.1.45 Then sojourning on the riverbank of Ganga they have seen the city called Vishala.
vrm.2.50 There, Rama beheld the divine and lovely river of Ganga with its tree tributaries, carrying clear waters without green moss and frequented by sages.
vrm.2.50 The River Ganga was adorned with splendid hermitages within easy distance from one another, with pools overflowing with water, visited at suitable hours by Apsaras thrilling with rapture.
vrm.2.50 Rama, the mighty armed, reached the river Ganga, which is devoid of sins and which dispels all sins, which had fallen from the mass of matted hair of Lord Shankara through the spiritual power of Emperor Bhagiratha, which is rendered noisy by Cranes and Herons, which is a consort of the ocean and which is in the vicinity of Shringaverapura the modern singraur.
vrm.2.50 Beholding the river Ganga with its waves covering whirlpools, Rama the great warrior said to Sumantra the charioteer as follows: We shall halt here itself today.
vrm.2.50 I shall see from here the excellent river Ganga, which is auspicious and whose waters deserve to be respected by Devas, men, Gandharvas, beasts, Reptiles and Birds
vrm.2.52 Let us cross the swift flowing Ganga River that gushes to the sea.
vrm.2.52 Having equipped themselves with a quiver each with arrows, fastening their swords and armed with their bows, Rama and Lakshmana, with Sita, proceeded towards the river of Ganga.
vrm.2.52 Seeing the boat on the bank of the river and keen to cross the swift flowing Ganga, Rama spoke to Lakshmana as follows:
vrm.2.52 Coming to the middle of Bhagirathi river, the irreproachable Sita with joined palms, spoke as follows to the said river: Oh, Ganga! Let Rama, the son of the emperor Dasaratha honor his fathers command under your protection! Having dwelled in the forest in full fourteen years, may he return once more to your bank with his brother, Lakshmana and myself! Oh, blessed goddess Ganga! Returning safely, with all my desires fulfilled, I shall worship you with great joy.
vrm.2.52 Thus praying to Ganga, the efficient and irreproachable Sita rapidly reached the right bank of the river.
vrm.2.52 Constantly gazing at Rama, who reached soon the other bank of Ganga River, the distressed Sumantra, his vision having failed due to the long distance and perturbed as he was, shed tears of grief over separation from Rama.
vrm.2.54 Having penetrated into a deep forest, they the illustrious trios, while seeing many stretches of land and at some places, attractive scenery never seen before, proceeded in the direction of that region where river Yamuna was flowing forth towards river Ganga, associated with the name of Emperor Bhagiratha.
vrm.2.54 "Perceive, Oh Lakshmana, the smoke looking prominent as a sign of the glorious Agni fire near Prayaga the confluence of the holy Ganga and Yamuna rivers.
vrm.2.54 "We have certainly reached the confluence of rivers Ganga and Yamuna.
vrm.2.54 Having walked comfortably, Rama and Lakshmana wielding their bows, reached the abode of the sage Bharadwaja, near the confluence of rivers Ganga and Yamuna, while the Sun was falling to the west.
vrm.2.54 While Rama, having approached that great sage at Prayagathe confluence of Ganga and Yamuna, was discoursing on various topics, the auspicious night arrived.
vrm.2.55 After approaching Oh, the best of men! The confluence of Ganga and Yamuna, follow the river Yamuna which takes to the direction of west.
vrm.2.57 Meanwhile, seeing Sumantra the charioteer approaching, hundreds and thousands of people ran towards him asking, Where is Rama? He replied them thus: Bidding farewell to Rama at the shore of Ganga when sent back by that virtuous and high souled Rama, I returned here.
vrm.2.57 Hearing that Seetha, Rama and Lakshmana had crossed River Ganga, the people with their faces filled with tears sighed, Oh, fie upon us! And cried aloud, Alas, Rama!
vrm.2.68 Having crossed Ganga River at Hastinapura, they proceeded towards west and, reaching Panchala kingdom through Kuru Jangala and observing well filled lakes and rivers with clear water, the aforesaid messengers went briskly, due to the pressing nature of their mission.
vrm.2.71 Arriving at the confluence of Sarasvati and Ganga rivers, Bharata entered the woods of Bharmuda, the north of Viramatsaya region.
vrm.2.71 Crossing the River Ganga at the city of Pragvata, he reached the river Kulikoshthika, traversed it along with his army and then arrived at the region of Dharmavardhana.
vrm.2.80 The route thus prepared, extended upto the Ganga River, whose pure and limpid waters, abounding in great fish, flowed between woods and forests of every kind.
vrm.2.83 Having gone for a considerable distance in their chariots, carts, Horses and Elephants, they reached the River Ganga close to the city of Shringaverapura, where the valiant Guha, a bosom friend of Rama along with multitude of relatives was ruling that region carefully.
vrm.2.83 That army, which was accompanying Bharata, arrived at the bank of Ganga River, looking beautiful as it was with Charka Birds and stopped there.
vrm.2.83 Seeing the army behind, which accompanied him and the River Ganga in front with its propitious waters, Bharata who was skillful in words, spoke to all his officers as follows: It is my will that my army should take rest by all means.
vrm.2.83 Having meticulously arranged for encampment of the army which looked lovely along Ganga that great river with the surrounding equipment like tunts, furnishings etc, Bharata halted then, reflecting as to how to bring back the magnanimous Rama.
vrm.2.84 Just on seeing an army encamped and positioned along the River Ganga, Guha the king of Nishadas hastily spoke to his relatives as follows:
vrm.2.84 Hence you, covered with armor, be stationed on this bank of Ganga River, desiring to advance the interest of Rama.
vrm.2.84 Let all our ferrymen guarding the river, along with the troops, eating meat roots and fruits in their boats, stay positioned along the River Ganga.
vrm.2.84 If Bharata is favourably disposed now towards Rama, then only his army may be allowed to cross the River Ganga in safety.
vrm.2.85 Having spoken these excellent words to Guha the greatly illustrious Bharata, possessed of great splendor, said again to Guha the king of Nishadas as follows: O, Guha! By which of these two routes can I go to the hermitage of Bharadwaja? This region engulfed in waters of Ganga River is not very much easy to negotiate and is difficult to cross.
vrm.2.86 "When the sun rose brightly in the next morning Rama and Lakshmana got their locks of hair matted into a thick mass at the banks of River Ganga and they were safely ferried by me.
vrm.2.89 Bharata, born in Raghu race, having passed the night in that place on the banks of Ganga, rising at dawn, said to shatrughna as follows: "O, Shatrughna! Wake up! Why sleep longer? Bring Guha the king of Nishadas quickly and be happy.
vrm.2.89 Let your fisher men ferry us across Ganga River on your courtless boats.
vrm.2.89 Having made to cross River Ganga by the fisher men themselves, that holy army reached the magnificent woods of Prayaga at the hour of Maitra.
vrm.2.113 Thereafter, all of them crossed the charming River Yamuna wreathed with waves and moreover saw the River Ganga with its pure water.
vrm.2.113 Bharata accompanied by his relative and his army crossed that River Ganga, full of charming waters and entered the beautiful town of Shringibhera.
vrm.3.52 A multi string pearl pendant, a rivire, that vies with the moonshine has glissaded from the medial of her breasts, and while glissading from sky it is sheeny like River Ganga while she glissaded from skies.
vrm.3.56 "Those gilded arrows of Rama unloosened directly and unswervingly from his bowstring will utterly batter your body, as the waves of River Ganga will be battering that river s riverbanks.
vrm.4.1 "This sort of heart pleasing nature is also available with River Ganga, and that alone reasonably signifies the popularity of River Pampa in the world.
vrm.4.27 "Also see this river unusually sludge less, flowing from the wide of the cave and streaming eastward, spruced up with trees like Sandalwood, Tilaka, Saala, Tamaala, Atimukta, Padmaka, Sarala, and even with Ashoka trees, and it looks as if River Ganga is flowing in Trikuta.
vrm.4.40 b, a "Search shall be conducted at the riversides of heartening rivers like River Bhagirathi, another name for River Ganga, and River Sarayu, like that at River Kaushiki, and at the pleasing surrounds of River Yamuna, and on Mountain Kalinda, as well at River Sarasvati, River Sindhu and at the river whose waters are lustrous like gems, namely River Shona, and further at River Mahi and River Kaalamahi which rivers are brightened by mountains and forests surrounding them.
vrm.5.10 That Hanuma saw in the house of that king of Rakshasa s, wives at the feet, Ravana being a gigantic one with loving wives, shone with crown tilted to the side, having strange hue with pearls and diamonds and of golden colour, with a face made brilliant by earrings, shone with the chest region smeared with red sandal, shining with a necklace wide, high and corpulent with a silk cloth of white colour falling on him, with eyes reddish like blood, well tied by a best cloth of yellow colour and of very best quality, resembling a heap of black beans, snoring like a hiss of a snake, like an Elephant sleeping in the middle of water belonging to the great river Ganga with all the four directions shone by the four lamps of golden colour, resembling a cloud with all the parts being shone by groups of lighting.
vrm.5.16 Knowing the effort of Sri Rama and of sagacious Lakshmana, Seetha is not worried a lot, like Ganga in the rainy season.
vrm.5.43 That troop of Rakshasas surrounding Hanuma the best among Vanaras, shone like a greatly extensive whirlpool in the waters of River Ganga.
vrm.6.21 It resembled the body of Takshaka, supported on the water of the Ganga.
vrm.6.22 The valiant ocean, the lord of rivers, wearing a wreath of pearls, with his eyes resembling lotus leaves, bearing a beautiful garland made of all kinds of flowers on his head, with ornaments of refined gold, adorned with excellent jewels made of pearls from his domain, decorated with different kinds of gems and metals, resembling Himavat mountain, wearing on his broad chest a locket shedding a white luster, resembling a Kaustubha gem and hanging in the middle of a single string of pearls,with a multitude of waves whirled around him, encircled by the clouds and winds, escorted by rivers mainly the Ganga and Sindhu, endowed with diverse forms resembling various deities, approached Rama with joined palms, who stood with arrows in hand, addressing him first as Rama! and spoke the following words:
vrm.6.27 This excellent one among the Vanaras and this army chief of Vanaras, taking shelter in Mandara the foremost of mountains and the mountain called ushirabija alongside the River Ganga, passes his life happily like unto Indra himself.
vrm.6.28 O, king! Do you observe those Vanaras resembling huge Elephants in rut, rising like banyan trees on the banks of River Ganga or Sala trees on Himalayas? Those warriors, able to change their form at will, are irresistible, equal to Daityas and Danavas, and in a battle, are endowed with the valour of the Devas.
vrm.6.96 Beholding that mighty Virupaksha killed by Sugreeva, the army of Vanaras and Rakshasas together looked like the agitated river of Ganga.
vrm.6.123 "Here is seen the holy River Ganga, which wends its way through the three worlds viz.
vrm.6.125 Leaping into the auspicious sky, the dwelling place of Birds, duly crossing over the terrific conjunction of Ganga and Yamuna rivers, reaching Shringaverapura and approaching Guha the chief of Nishadas, that valiant Hanuma spoke the following words in a charming voice: Along with Seetha and Lakshmana, Rama, your friend, that scion of Kakuthsa, of true prowess, has for his part enquired of your welfare.
vrm.6.126 "Reaching the coast line of Ganga river again, Rama is staying in the presence of the sage, Bharadwaja.
vrm.7.18 the swan ranging the waters of the Ganga, Listen to my words fraught with joy, thy hue shall be charming, mild, and like unto the lunar disc ;and it shall be beautiful, resembling the sheen of spotless foam.
vrm.7.27 He quickly went to the ifth aerial region which also extends over ten thousand Yojanas where exist Ganga, the foremost of rivers, and the elephants headed by Kumuda, who pour down waters.
vrm.7.27 He then went to the seventh aerial region which is ten thousand leagues above and where dewell the Seven Rishis And again going up ten thousand leagues he reached the eighth aerial region where Ganga, known as the Ganges of the sky, having strong currents and sending high roars, and upheld by air, is situated on the sun s way.

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