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BHAGIRATHA

Introduction

The great here who brought down the Ganga from the heaven to the earth. Bhagiratha has become another name for a will of steel that never accepts defeat.

Author - Sudama


Bhagiratha

There is a very popular song in Kannada:

"Descend, O Mother, descend,

From the tresses of Lord Shiva,

From under the feet of Lord Vishnu,

Come gliding down to the Earth..."

The eminent Kannada poet Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre wrote this song, ‘Gangavatarana’. Th word 'Gangavatarana' means 'Th Descent of Gangavatarana Ganga was formed in Heaven and then came down to the Earth - to Bharat. Then there was plentiful crop. Life and civilization prospered People became cultured. Nothing is holier than the Ganga in this world.

You would naturally ask - "How did Ganga come to the Earth from Heaven?" It is a long story. And an interesting one.


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Bhagiratha - The Great hero who brought down the Ganga from the heaven to the earth.
About Bhagiratha
You are Here! Introduction
"Who Was Sagara?"
'I Do Not Want A Son Who Plagues the People'
Behind The Horse - To The House Of Death
The Duty Of The Descendants
Answering The Call Of Duty
Bhagiratha's Tapas
Taming The Ganga
The Earth Smiles
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