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Oghavati (‘that which flows fast’)
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Oghavati literally means ‘that which flows fast’.
  
The river Sarasvatī of the Vedic fame is said to be seven in number. They are: Suprabhā, Kāñcanākṣī, Viśālā, Manoramā, Sarasvatī, Oghavatī and Sureṇu.
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The famous Vedic river Sarasvatī is said to be seven in number. They are:
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# Suprabhā
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# Kāñcanākṣī
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# Sarasvatī
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# Oghavatī
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# Sureṇu
  
These may be the seven names of the same river, of which Oghavatī is also one.
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These may be the seven names of the same river, of which Oghavatī is also the one. The purāṇas and the epics sometimes describe that Sarasvatī, the divine river, manifested itself in seven places at different times due to being invited by prayerful ṛṣis or sages. Oghavati was one of them that appeared in Kurukṣetra due to Vasiṣṭha’s prayer. On the bank of this river the grandsire Bhīṣma lay on his bed of arrows and gave the great discourse contained in the Śāntiparva of the Mahābhārata.<ref>Śalyaparva 38.4</ref>
 
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The purāṇas and the epics sometimes describe that Sarasvatī, the divine river, manifested itself in seven places at different times due to being invited by prayerful ṛṣis or sages. Oghavati was one of them that appeared in Kurukṣetra due to Vasiṣṭha’s prayer. It was on the bank of this river that the grandsire Bhīṣma lay on his bed of arrows and gave the great discourse contained in the Sāntiparva of the Mahābhārata (vide Salyaparva 38.4).
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
 
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The river Sarasvatī of the Vedic fame is said to be seven in number. They are: Suprabhā, Kāñcanākṣī, Viśālā, Manoramā, Sarasvatī, Oghavati and Sureṇu.
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These may be the seven names of the same river, of which Oghavatī is also one.
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The purāṇas and the epics sometimes describe that Sarasvatī, the divine river, manifested itself in seven places at dif¬ferent times due to being invited by prayerful ṛṣis or sages. Oghavati was one of them that appeared in Kurukṣetra due to Vasiṣṭha’s prayer. It was on the bank of this river that the grandsire Bhīṣma lay on his bed of arrows and gave the great discourse contained in the Sāntiparva of the Mahābhārata (vide Salyaparva 38.4).
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Revision as of 15:35, 27 June 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Oghavati literally means ‘that which flows fast’.

The famous Vedic river Sarasvatī is said to be seven in number. They are:

  1. Suprabhā
  2. Kāñcanākṣī
  3. Viśālā
  4. Manoramā
  5. Sarasvatī
  6. Oghavatī
  7. Sureṇu

These may be the seven names of the same river, of which Oghavatī is also the one. The purāṇas and the epics sometimes describe that Sarasvatī, the divine river, manifested itself in seven places at different times due to being invited by prayerful ṛṣis or sages. Oghavati was one of them that appeared in Kurukṣetra due to Vasiṣṭha’s prayer. On the bank of this river the grandsire Bhīṣma lay on his bed of arrows and gave the great discourse contained in the Śāntiparva of the Mahābhārata.[1]


References

  1. Śalyaparva 38.4
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore