Gangasuta, aka: Gaṅgāsuta, Ganga-suta; 2 Definition(s)


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Gaṅgāsuta (गङ्गासुत).—

1) Name of Bhīṣma.

2) of Kārtikeya; गङ्गासुतस्त्वं स्वमतेन देव स्वाहामहीकृत्तिकानां तथैव (gaṅgāsutastvaṃ svamatena deva svāhāmahīkṛttikānāṃ tathaiva) Mb.3.232.15.

Derivable forms: gaṅgāsutaḥ (गङ्गासुतः).

Gaṅgāsuta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṅgā and suta (सुत). See also (synonyms): gaṅgāja.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṅgāsuta (गङ्गासुत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A name of Kartikeya. 2. A name of the hero Bhishma: see gaṅgāja. E. gaṅgā, and suta a son; the son of Ganga.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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