Gangodbheda, aka: Gaṅgodbheda, Ganga-udbheda; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Gaṅgodbheda (गङ्गोद्भेद).—A sacred place where fasting for three nights will give the results of a Vājapeya yajña, and he who fasts here will become one with the universal soul. (Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 5).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Gaṅgodbheda (गङ्गोद्भेद) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.58). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Gaṅgodbheda) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gangodbheda in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [G] · next »

Gaṅgodbheda (गङ्गोद्भेद).—the source of the Ganges.

Derivable forms: gaṅgodbhedaḥ (गङ्गोद्भेदः).

Gaṅgodbheda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṅgā and udbheda (उद्भेद).

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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