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1a) Nau (नौ).—The boat in the Ocean; in the river;1 illustrative of the earth floating on waters.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 6. 27; 52. 86; 108. 37.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 4. 46.

1b) (Mahīmayī) the divine boat given to Manu (Vaivasvata) by Viṣṇu in the shape of a fish to be tied to its horn;1 in the deluge it rescued the sun, moon, Brahmā, Narmadā, sage Mārkaṇḍeya, Śiva, the Vedas, Purāṇas and other Vidyas from ruin;2 Druhyu to ply the ocean with.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 1. 30-32; Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 15.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 2. 10-15.
  • 3) Ib. 33. 20.
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