Gangamahadvara, Gaṅgāmahādvāra: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gaṅgāmahādvāra (गङ्गामहाद्वार).—The particular spot on the Himālayan peak wherefrom Gaṅgā starts. Those who go there die in ice-falls. Only Nara and Nārāyaṇa have crossed this place. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 111, Verse 16).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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