Trilochana jata vasini

You are:

The great sacred river of India.

Born from the lotus-like foot of Shri Vishnu.

Dear to Lord Shiva.

The Daughter of the King of the Mountains, Shri Himavant, who is also the father of Shri Parvati. Flowing through the mountain country. The Mother of Shri Karttikeya- (the destroyer of Tarakasura.)

The Liberator of the 60,000 sons of Sagara (who had been burnt to ashes by the angry glance of the sage Kapila).

Joined to the river Saraswati, which flows underground and joins the Ganga and Yamuna at Allahabad. Melodious

Flowing to the ocean.

Brought down from heaven by the prayers of the Saint Bhagiratha. Happy, fortunate.

Following the chariot of Bhagiratha down to Hell to purify the ashes of Sagara's sons. The Sacred River that falls from the foot of Shri Vishnu.

Flowing through the three worlds

As white as milk.

As a cow which gives much milk.

Abounding in the four milk trees (i.e. Nyagrodha (Banyan), Udumbara (glamorous fig-tree), Ashvattha (holy fig-tree), and Madhuka (Bassia Latifolia).

Dwelling in the matted locks of Lord Shiva.

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