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gaGgA

mwd) gaGgA f. ( {gam} Un2.) swift-goer the river Ganges (personified and considered as the eldest daughter of Himavat and Mena as the wife of Santanu and mother of Bhishma or as one of the wives of Dharma there is also a Ganga in the sky [{AkAza-} or {vyoma-g-} , qq. vv. ; cf.{khApagA} , {gaganApagA} &c.] and one below the earth Bhagi-ratha is said to have conducted the heavenly Ganga down to the earth N. of the wife of Nila-kantha and mother of Samkara ; ifc. see {dviveda-gaGga}.
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