Gangasagara, aka: Gaṅgāsāgara, Ganga-sagara; 2 Definition(s)
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
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
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
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
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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Search found 7 books and stories containing Gangasagara, Gaṅgāsāgara, Ganga-sagara, Gaṅgā-sāgara; (plurals include: Gangasagaras, Gaṅgāsāgaras, sagaras, sāgaras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.40 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 2.1.41 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 2.1.42 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 47 - Prayāga Again < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 208 - The Greatness of Dvārakā < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 11 - A list of sacred places (tīrtha) < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
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The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)