Gangasalila, Gaṅgāsalila, Ganga-salila: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Gaṅgāsalila (गङ्गासलिल) refers to the “waters of the Gaṅgā”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] Obeisance to you, the support of the waters of the Gaṅgā (gaṅgāsalila-dhāra) [gaṃgāsaliladhārāya hyādhārāya], to the deity possessed of the attributes, obeisance to the lord of the gods, obeisance to Śiva. Obeisance to the bull-bannered lord Śiva, obeisance to the lord of Gaṇas; Obeisance to the lord of all. Obeisance to the lord of the three worlds. O lord, obeisance to you, the annihilator, the sustainer and creator of the worlds. O lord of gods, obeisance to you, the lord of three attributes and the eternal. [...]”.

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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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