Gangodbheda, Gaṅgodbheda, Ganga-udbheda: 5 definitions


Gangodbheda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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

[«previous (G) next»] — Gangodbheda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṅgodbheda (गङ्गोद्भेद).—m. (the source of the Ganges) a holy place, Mahābhārata 3, 8043.

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

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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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