Godāvari, aka: Godāvarī, Godavari; 2 Definition(s)
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Godāvarī (गोदावरी).—Name of a river originating from Sahya, a holy mountains (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.
Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Godāvari (गोदावरि).—R. from the Sahya hill, the northern part of the Sahya where the Godāvari is a charming spot. Here was founded the town Govardhana, and was planted flower trees by Bharadvāja.1 R. sacred to Pitṛs, filled with Lingas; also Jāmadagnītīrtham; personified as a wife of Havyavāhana fire.2
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 12. 15; II. 16. 34-45; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 104, 112. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 12.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 22. 46 and 57-8; 51. 13; 114. 29; 163. 61. Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 13.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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