सप्तानां प्रीतये नाना सप्तस्रोत: प्रचक्षते ॥ ५२ ॥
svardhunī saptadhā vyadhāt
saptānāṁ prītaye nānā
srotobhiḥ — by currents; saptabhiḥ — by seven (divisions); yā — the river; vai — certainly; svardhunī — the sacred Ganges; saptadhā — seven branches; vyadhāt — created; saptānām — of the seven; prītaye — for the satisfaction of; nānā — various; sapta–srotaḥ — seven sources; pracakṣate — known by name.
The place is called Saptasrota [“divided by seven”] because there the waters of the sacred Ganges were divided into seven branches. This was done for the satisfaction of the seven great ṛṣis.
Post view 156 times