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SB 1.13.52

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 52

srotobhiḥ saptabhir yā vai
svardhunī saptadhā vyadhāt
saptānāṁ prītaye nānā
sapta-srotaḥ pracakṣate


SYNONYMS

srotobhiḥ—by currents; saptabhiḥ—by seven (divisions); —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.


TRANSLATION

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.



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