marudvṛdhā मरुद्वृधा

Definition: Is the name of a stream mentioned in the Nadīstuti (‘Praise of Rivers’) in the Rigveda along with the Asiknī (Akesines) and the Vitastā (Hydaspes). Roth con­siders that the Marudvṛdhā denotes the stream formed by the combined waters of these two rivers down to its junction with the Paruṣriī (Ravi), a view accepted by Zimmer. On the other hand, Ludwig thinks that the Marudvṛdhā designates the stream formed by the junction of the Paruṣṇī with the combined waters of the Asiknī and Vitastā, a view which seems less likely.


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