Gangaputa, Gaṅgāpūta, Ganga-puta: 1 definition


Gangaputa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gangaputa in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gaṅgāpūta (गङ्गापूत) refers to the “sanctification (purification) by Gaṅgā”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himavat (Himālaya): “[...] You are the permanent residence of brahmins and others; you are always sanctified by Gaṅgā [i.e., gaṅgāpūta]; you render help to others and you are the lord and king of all mountains. O king of mountains, delighted in resorting to you and controlling my senses and mind I am going to perform penance here at Gaṅgāvataraṇa. [...]”.

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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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