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Purana Encyclopedia[सम्पाद्यताम्]

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पृष्ठभागोऽयं यन्त्रेण केनचित् काले काले मार्जयित्वा यथास्रोतः परिवर्तयिष्यते। तेन मा भूदत्र शोधनसम्भ्रमः। सज्जनैः मूलमेव शोध्यताम्।

GAṄGĀDVĀRA(M) : The place or locality in the Indo- Gangetic plane where the river Ganges falls from the Himālayas. This place is known as Haridvāra also. arHidvāra has an epic importance.

(1) It was here that King Pratīpa did tapas. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 97, Verse 1).

(2) Sage Bharadvāja had stayed on the banks of the Gaṅgā, at Haridvāra. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 129, Verse 33).

(3) Arjuna visited Haridvāra during his tour or Pilgri- mage. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 213).

(4) This is the entrance to heaven. A bath here in the Koṭitīrtha is as beneficial as the Puṇḍarīka Yajña. (Vana Parva, Chapter 34, Verse 27).

(5) Sage Agastya and his wife Lomapādā once did tapas here. (Vana Parva, Chapter 97, Verse 11).

(6) It was here that Śiva appeared to Jayadratha, who did tapas. (Vana Parva 72, Verse 24).

(7) Dakṣaprajāpati had once performed tapas at Kanakhala in Haridvāra. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 38, Verse 27).

(8) Those who bathe at Kuśāvarta, Vilvaka, Nīla- parvata and Kanakhala in Haridvāra will attain heaven. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 13).

(9) Bhīṣma did the funeral rites of his father at the mouth of the Gaṅgā. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 34, Verse 11).

(10) Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Gāndhārī, Kuntī and others died in wild fire in the forest at Gaṅgādvāra, and Yudhiṣṭhira conducted their funeral rites there itself. (Āśramavāsika Parva, Chapter 39, Verse 14).

*2nd word in right half of page 278 (+offset) in original book.

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