Ganges: 2 definitions
Ganges means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Ganges (गंगा): A holy river in Northern India, believed to be a goddess by Hindus (see Ganges in Hinduism), Equivalent Ganges, The story of the birth of the Ganges was told to Rama and Laxmana by Vishvamitra.
India history and geogprahySource: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture (h)
Ganges civilization.—Nearly a millennium after the Indus civilization had collapsed, the Ganges civilization arose in the first millennium BCE. Among the first cities to emerge in the Ganges plains from about 800 BCE were Mathura, Kanyakubja (modern Kanauj), Kauśāmbi and Vārāṇasī (Benares) in today’s Uttar Pradesh, Rājagṛha (Rajgir) and Vaiśalī in Bihar. But this urban development extended beyond the Ganges valley, as testified by Takṣaśilā (Taxila, today in northern Pakistan), Ujjayinī (Ujjain, in Madhya Pradesh) or Śiśupālgarh (probably the ancient Kaliṅganagar, near Bhubaneswar in Odisha).
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+557): Ganga, Bhagirathi, Triveni, Patalaganga, Suranadi, Mandakini, Varanasi, Yamuna, Svarganga, Siddhaganga, Suradirghika, Bhavayana, Svarnadi, Surasarit, Harashekhara, Pataliputra, Svarapaga, Viyadganga, Devanadi, Tripathaga.
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The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 244: Vīticcha-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
Jataka 205: Gaṅgeyya-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
Jataka 208: Suṃsumāra-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 11 - On the origin of the Ganges < [Book 9]
Chapter 7 - On the Ganges and the Varṣas < [Book 8]
Chapter 12 - On the origin of Gaṅgā < [Book 9]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 17 - The Descent of the River Ganges < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 9 - The Dynasty of Amsuman < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Chapter 18 - The Appearance of Sukadeva Gosvami < [Canto I - The Creation]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 1.7: Explanation of the parable ‘as numerous as the sands of the Ganges’ < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Act 5.7: The shaking of the earth in the universes of the ten directions < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
I. Magical powers of multiplication and displacement < [Part 2 - Acceding to innumerable universes]
The Garuda Purana (abridged) (by Ernest Wood)
The travels of Fa-Hian (400 A.D.) (by Samuel Beal)