dṛṣadvatī दृषद्वती

Definition: Stony,’ is the name of a river which flows into the Sarasvatī after running for a time parallel to it. It is mentioned in the Rigveda,1 along with the Sarasvatī and the Apayā, as the scene of action of the Bharata princes. In the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana2 and later3 the Drsadvatī and the Sarasvatī are the scene of special sacrifices. In Manu4 these two rivers form the western boundary of the Middle Country.


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