Tripathagamini, aka: Tripathagāminī, Tripathaga-Mini; 1 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Tripathagāminī (त्रिपथगामिनी).—Gangā (s.v.) descended at the Gaura hill;1 fell on Śiva's head;2 originating from the foot of Soma;3 came to be divided into seven streams; flows in Antarikṣa, Divam and Bhūmi; Śiva prevented her course by yoga, when she grew angry and on account of which drops of water fell on the ground and collected themselves into a lake, Bindusaras; she resisted this and wanted to enter the Pātāla when Brahmā consoled her and let her flow in seven directions, three to the east, three to the west and the seventh to the south; the last one is Bhāgīrathī.4 Stopped in the sky above Mānasa.5

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 27, 29, 30.
  • 2) Ib. III. 13. 118; 25. 11.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 102. 8; 106. 51; 121. 28-9; 183. 7.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 26-41.
  • 5) Ib. 77. 111.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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