[INDOLOGY] Gaṅgāṣṭottaraśatanāmāvali

Sven Sellmer sellmers at gmx.de
Fri Feb 16 12:01:02 UTC 2018

Dear Colleagues!

I am trying to trace the source of the following 108 names of Gaṅgā:


According to this text, it should be the Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, but I am unable to find it in the editions I have access to:

|| iti śrī mahābhāgavatē mahāpurāṇē śrī gaṅgāṣṭōttaraśatanāmāvaliḥ sampūrṇā ||

Basically I am interested in name no. 89: śiva-vallabhā. 

Any help in locating the source of the 108 names or pointers to other places where the Gaṅgā is characterised as Śiva's beloved (or similar) would be greatly appreciated (a GRETIL search seems to yield no results)! 

Best wishes,

Dr. habil. Sven Sellmer
Adam Mickiewicz University
Institute of Oriental Studies
South Asia Unit
ul. Grundwaldzka 6
60–780 Poznań
sven at amu.edu.pl

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