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Which river is also known as !jahanvi! and why?

Asked by Ramesh Agarwal, 22 Jan '09 07:44 pm
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Ganga -because one sga known as jahanu disturbed by the passage of ganga -he drank up the entire river when his wrath has subsided he relented and allowed the river to issue from his ear -so one one the name of ganga ia jahanvi
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 22 Jan '09 07:48 pm

 
  
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Jahnavi (Sanskrit) - Jahnu's daughter; applied to the river Ganges. In the Mahabharata, when the Ganges came from heaven it flowed over the earth and inundated the sacrificial ground of Jahnu, who drank up its waters. He consented to discharge them from his ears, and hence the river is regarded as his daughter.

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Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 22 Jan '09 07:48 pm

 
  
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The Ganga is named so after Jahanu was an ancient Hindu sage. According to mythology, upon being disturbed by the passage of the Ganga river, he drank up the entire river. Afterwards, when his wrath has subsided, he relented, and allowed the river to issue out of his ear.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 22 Jan '09 07:46 pm

 
  
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