108 NAMES OF THE GANGES: Gangastottara-sata-namavali

Taken from : Jai Shree Mataji SAHAJA YOGA MANTRA BOOK (SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI) 

 

THE 108 NAMES OF THE GANGES

Gangastottara-sata-namavali

 

 

1.      Ganga                                                        Ganges

2.      Vishnu-padabja-sambhuta                        Born from the lotus-like foot of Vishnu

3.      Hara-vallabha                                            Dear to Hara (Shiva)

4.      Himacalendra-tanaya                                Daughter of the Lord of Himalaya

5.      Giri-mandala-gamini                                 Flowing through the mountain country

6.      Tarakarati-janani                                      Mother of [the demon] Taraka’s enemy (i.e. Karttikeya)

7.      Sagaratmaja-tarika                                   Liberator of the [60,000] sons of Sagara (who had been burnt to ashes by the angry glance of the sage Kapila).

8.      Saraswati-samayukta                               Joined to [the river] Saraswati (said to have flowed underground and joined the Ganges at Allahabad).

9.      Sughosa                                                   Melodious (or: Noisy).

10.  Sindhu-gamini                                           Flowing to the ocean

11.  Bhagirathi                                                 Pertaining to the saint Bhagiratha (whose prayers brought the Ganges down from           Heaven).

12.  Bhagyavati                                                Happy, fortunate

13.  Bhagiratha-rathanuga                                Following the chariot of Bhagiratha (who led the Ganges down to Hell to purify the ashes of Sagara’s sons).

14.  Trivikrama-padoddhuta                            Falling from the foot of Vishnu

15.  Triloka-patha-gamini                                Flowing through the three worlds (i.e.Heaven, earth and the atmosphere or lower Regions).

16.  Ksira-subhra                                              White as milk.

17.  Bahu-ksira                                                 [A cow] which gives much milk

18.  Ksira-vrksa-samakula                                Abounding in [the four] “milktrees’(i.e. Nyagrodha (Banyan). Udumbara (glamorous figtree), Asvattha (holy-fig- tree),and adhuka (Bassia Latifolia).

19.  Trilocana-jata-vasini                                 Dwelling in the matted locks of Shiva.

20.  Rna-traya-vimocini                                   Releasing from the Three Debts, viz. Brahma-carya (study of the Vedas) to the rishis, sacrifice and worship to the Gods, and procreation of a

son,to the Manes.

21.  Tripurari-siras-cuda                                   The tuft on the head of the enemy of Tripura (Shiva). (Tripura was a triple fortification, built in the sky, air and earth of gold, silver and iron respectively, by Maya for the Asuras, and burnt by Shiva).

22.  Jahnavi                                                      Pertaining to Jahnu (who drank up the Ganges in a rage after it had flooded but relented and allowed it to flow from his ear).

23.  Nata-bhiti-hrt                                            Carrying away fear.

24.  Avyaya                                                      Imperishable.

25.  Nayanananda-dayini                                 Affording delight to the eye.

26.  Naga-putrika                                            Daughter of the mountain.

27.  Niranjana                                                  Not painted with collyrium (i.e. colourless)

28.  Nitya-suddha                                            Eternally pure.

29.  Nira-jala-pariskrta                                    Adorned with a net of water.

30.  Savitri                                                       Stimulator

31.  Salila-vasa                                                Dwelling in water.

32.  Sagarambusa-medhini                               Swelling the waters of the ocean.

33.  Ramya                                                      Delightful

34.  Bindu-saras                                              River made of water-drops

35.  Avyakta                                                    Unmanifest, unevolved

36.  Vrndaraka-samasrita                                 Resort of the eminent

37.  Uma-sapatni                                              Having the same husband (i.e. Shiva) as Uma (Parvati).

38.  Subhrangi                                                  Having beautiful limbs (or body).

39.  Shrimati                                                     Beautiful, auspicious, illustrious, etc.

40.  Dhavalambara                                           Having a dazzling white garment.

41.  Akhandala-vana-vasa                                Having Shiva as a forest-dweller (hermit).

42.  Khandendu-krta-sekhara                          Having the crescent moon as a crest.

43.  Amrtakara-salila                                       Whose water is a mine of nectar.

44.  Lila-lamghita-parvata                                Leaping over mountains in sport.

45.  Virinci-kalasa-vasa                                   Dwelling in the water-pot of Brahma (or Vishnu, or

Shiva).

46.  Triveni                                                       Triple-braided (i.e. consisting of the waters of three rivers; Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati).

47.  Trigunatmika                                             Possessing the three gunas.

48.  Sangataghaugha-samani                            Destroying the mass of sins of Sangata.

49.  Sankha-dundubhi-nisvana                        Making a noise like a conch-shell and drum

50.  Bhiti-hrt                                                    Carrying away fear.

51.  Bhagya-janani                                           Creating happiness.

52.  Bhinna-brahmanda-darpini                       Taking pride in the broken egg of Brahma.

53.  Nandini                                                     Happy

54.  Sighra-ga                                                   Swift-flowing

55.  Siddha                                                       Perfect, holy.

56.  Saranya                                                     Yielding shelter, help or protection.

57.  Sasi-sekhara                                              Moon-crested

58.  Sankari                                                      Belonging to Sankara (Shiva).

59.  Saphari-purna                                            Full of fish (esp. Cyprinus Saphore a kind of bright little fish that glistens when darting about in shallow water – or carp).

60.  Bharga-murdha-krtalaya                            Having Bharga’s (Shiva’s) head as an abode

61.  Bhava-priya                                              Dear to Bhava (Shiva)

62.  Satya-sandha-priya                                   Dear to the faithful.

63.  Hamsa-svarupini                                       Embodied in the forms of swans.

64.  Bhagiratha-suta                                         Daughter of Bhagiratha

65.  Ananta                                                      Eternal.

66.  Sarac-candra-nibhanana                            Resembling the autumn moon.

67.  Om-kara-rupini                                          Having the appearance of the syllable Om.

68.  Atula                                                         Peerless.

69.  Krida-kallola-karini                                   Sportively billowing

70.  Svarga-sopana-sarani                                Flowing like a staircase to Heaven.

71.  Ambhah-prada                                          Bestowing water.

72.  Duhkha-hantri                                           Destroying sorrow.

73.  Santi-santana-karini                                  Bringing about the continuance of peace.

74.  Darirya-hantr                                            Destroyer of poverty.

75.  Siva-da                                                      Bestowing happiness.

76.  Samsara-visa-nasini                                   Destroying the poison of illusion.

77.  Prayaga-nilaya                                           Having Prayaga (Allahabad) as an abode.

78.  Sita                                                            “Furrow”. Name of the eastern branch of the four mythical branches into which the heavenly Ganges is supposed to divide after falling on Mount Meru.

79.  Tapa-traya-vimocini                                  Releasing from the Three Afflictions.

80.  Saranagata-dinarta-paritrana                     Protector of the sick and suffering who come to you for refuge.

81.  Sumukti-da                                               Giving complete [spiritual] emancipation.

82.  Siddhi-yoga-nisevita                                  Resorted to (for acquisition of successor magic powers).

83.  Papa-hantri                                                Destroyer of sin.

84.  Pavanangi                                                  Having a pure body.

85.  Parabrahma-svarupini                                Embodiment of the Supreme Spirit.

86.  Purna                                                         Full.

87.  Puratana                                                    Ancient.

88.  Punya                                                        Auspicious.

89.  Punya-da                                                   Bestowing merit.

90.  Punya-vahini                                              Possessing (or producing) merit.

91.  Pulomajarcita                                            Worshipped by Indrani (wife of Indra).

92.  Puta                                                           Pure.

93.  Puta-tribhuvana                                         Purifier of the Three Worlds.

94.  Japa                                                           Muttering, whispering.

95.  Jangama                                                    Moving, alive.

96.  Jangamadhara                                           Support of substratum of what lives or moves.

97.  Jala-rupa                                                    Consisting of water.

98.  Jagad-d-hita                                              Friend or benefactor of what lives or moves.

99.  Jahnu-putri                                                Daughter of Jahnu.

100. Jagan-matr                                              Mother of Bhisma.

101. Siddha                                                    Holy.

102. Ramya                                                    Delightful, beautiful.

103. Uma-kara-kamala-sanjata                      Born from the lotus which dreaded Uma (Parvati) (presumably a poetic way of saying that they were sisters).

104.Anjana-timira-bhanu                            A light amid the darkness of ignorance.

105. Sarva-deva-svarupini                          Embodies about the continuance of peace

106. Jambu-dvipa-viharini                            Roaming about or delighting in Rose- apple - tree Island (Siva)

107. Bhava - patni                                        Wife of Bhava (Siva)

108. Bhisma - matr                                       Mother of Bhisma