Gangasagara, aka: Gaṅgāsāgara, Ganga-sagara; 2 Definition(s)


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Gaṅgāsāgara (गङ्गासागर) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Gaṅgāsāgara) is named Amara. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Gaṅgāsāgara (गङ्गासागर).—the place where the Ganges enters the ocean.

Derivable forms: gaṅgāsāgaraḥ (गङ्गासागरः).

Gaṅgāsāgara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṅgā and sāgara (सागर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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