Suvarnanadi, Suvarṇanadī, Suvarna-nadi: 1 definition


Suvarnanadi means something in 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.

India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Suvarṇanadī (सुवर्णनदी) is the name of a river found in India.—It is identical with the river Śoṇa or Son, which rises from the Amarakantak hills and after a course of about forty miles in Chattisgarh, finally joins the Gaṅgā The river Śoṇa has been identified with Sonos of Arrian or also with his Eranna-boas. The other Sanskrit name of the Son is Hiraṇyavāha or Hiraṇyavāhin. There are numerous legends about it, one of the most picturesque assigning the origin of the Son and Narmadā to two tears dropped by Brahmā, one on either side of the Amarkantak range. Its waters possess great sanctity, the performance of sandhyā on its banks ensuing absolution and attainment of heaven even to the slayer of a Brahman.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

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