Gautami-Mahatmya [concerning tirtha-s (sites for baptism-by-immersion) on the Godavari r]

w = wife of; s = son of; b = brother of; si = sister of; f = father of; d = daughter of;

r = river; mt = mountain; N = north; S = south

chapter #

name

meaning & remarks

# of holy centers

       

9:

Varaha who :15-:16 encountered, in Rasa-tala, :8 Sindhu-sena

boar

 

10:

kus`a-avarta for, at:4 Nila-parvata abiding, kapota who :29 was caged by :8 blue-eyed cager

grass stirred for blue mt abiding pigeon

 

11:

kaumara of Kumara

boy

 

12:

Kr.ttika -- :5-:6 6 women aborted themselves, so that the 6 foetuses joined together, becoming the 6-faced Karttikeya

Pleiades

 

13:

das`a-as`va-medha -- :2 Vis`va-karman was f Vis`va-rupa f Pramati f Bhauvana, whose chaplain, :7 though avoiding Deva-yajana, could not complete the immolation

10-horse-immolation {cf. she-ass of him who, though avoiding several sites, could not complete a caeremony for Balaq = Bhauvana (B-Midbar)} -- universal work f universal form f provider ... divine worshipping

 

14:

pais`aca -- :3 Kesarin abandoned his 2 wives, viz. :3 monkey-faced Apsaras +An~jana who became :12 m Hanumant by Vayu; & :4 cat-headed Apsaras +Adrika who became :12 m Pis`aca-raja Adri by Nirr.ti (!)

raw-meat-eater -- maned [jyotir-linga Kesarin = the religious Caesar, in Latin] abandoned water-nymph collyrium little stone who became m jawed; & water-nymph little stone who became m raw-meat-eater-king stone by decay

 

15:

ks.udha of Kan.va

hunger

 

16:

+A-halya w Gautama -- :44 she committed adultery unwittingly with man disguised as her husband -- :59 "with a thousand vaginas" +A- became "a dry river", :70 her paramor "a person with a thousand eyes"

unploughed w best of cattle

 

17:

jana-sthana of Janaka :4 h +Gun.a-arn.ava d Varun.a

racial stance of little race [of mankind] h thread-ocean

 

18:

cakra where :31 Apsaras +Ks.ama :36 sang the Hindolaka song to Yama, her songs being continuated by :39 & :45 Kinkara-s

where [earth-]patience sang little swing song to twin, by servants

 

19:

as`va-bhanu -- in mare-guise, +Us.as d Tvas.t.r. :36 was impraegnated in "her mouth"

horse-appearance -- dawn d carpenter

:45 27,000

20:

Garu-d.a who :8 bound by nooses :2 Man.i-naga s S`es.a

devourer of [carrying-]sling bound pearl-dragon

 

21:

go-vardhana of :2 Jabali who :3 whipped bullocks (draught-oxen)

cattle-increase

 

22:

papa-pran.as`ana for +Mahi (widow of :2 Dhr.ta-vrata) the prostitute m Sanajjata, who married her

sin-destroyer for great[-earth] {Sanajjata = Oidipous}

 

23:

Pitr. -- Vis`va-mitra who :3-:16 gave dog-meat to a vulture

father -- universal friend

 

24:

S`veta, :5 concerning whom Citraka spoke :6 to Mr.tyu, :7 "his messengers ... standing mum" and unable to arrest S`-

white {cf. Sisuphos whom Thanatos could not arrest} concerning whom little picture spoke to death

:47-:48 80,000 + 14,000 + 6,000 + 6,000 = 106,000 N; 6,000 + 30,000 = 36,000 S

25:

S`ukra :13 inquired of Vr.ddha-gautama; & :29 imparted vidya to Kaca s Br.haspati

planet Venus

 

26:

Indra, :12-:13 deterring Man.d.avya on Narma-da r, :23 was showered by kaman.d.alu with r Sikta

sport-giver r

:25 7,000

27:

paulastya of Pulastya who :15 bade Kuvera (:2 eldest s Vis`ravas) :11 from whom Ravan.a had captured Lanka city

smoothed-hair

 

28:

:19 Vahni :2 b Jata-vedas who, while havya-vaha, was slain by Madhu s +Diti

fire b birth-science while vegetable-carrying

:20 700 -- :22 "multi-coloured"

29:

r.n.a-pramocana of Pr.thu-s`ravas s Kaks.ivant

debt [to Pitr.-s]-releasing cub-fame s lurking

 

30:

+Kadru&+Su-parn.a, each w Kas`yapa :5 who was advised to beget :4 by the Vala-khilya-s [3:20 who had been begotten :18 on the right toe of Parvati] -- :27-:29 +Kadru "squinted and winked her eye" and thus "became blind of one eye."

reddish-brown {cf. Kemetian ouraios/serpent goddess as single eye for Itm = Kas`yapa} & well-feathered each w tortoise by the cavern-lump

 

31:

+Sarasvati :9 m Sarasvant f Br.had-ratha

   

32:

:9 Pan~ca-tirtha of 5 d Brahma, viz. +Savitri, +Gayatri, +S`raddha, +Medha, etc.; :11 Mr.ga-vyadha

viz. impelleress, cremation-crosseress, faith, intellect; deer-hunter

 

33:4-:6

s`ami tree whereinto entered fire-god

prosopis tree

 
 

:9 vais.n.ava of Vis.n.u who entered into as`vattha

entered holy-fig

 
 

arka tree whereinto entered Bhanu

calotropis tree

 
 

saumya of moon who entered into palas`a tree

butea tree

 
 

vasis.t.ha of Vasis.t.ha who :3 resisted as`va-medha disrupter Hiran.ya-aks.a

most greasy resisted golden-eye

 

34:

:90 Harit-candra [etc.] :33-:35 f Rohita, :57 to whom was not sold, as human sacrifice, S`unah.-puccha eldest s Ajigarta

pale-yellow moon f reddish ... hound's tail

:91 22,000

35:22-:27

Soma etc.

 

:20 25 r

36:

:57 pravara :47 the nectareous r from body of Rahu :45 pierced at his own requaest by +Kala-ratri/+Bhadra-kali

{Pravara ("family") r = river from pierced body of "Yru^s^a^lem" (Zekaryah 14:8; John 19:34) ; while Rahu, otherwise beheaded, = John the baptist; +K-/+Bh- = Salome's daughter}

 

37:

:82-:84 +Vr.ddha :12 cave-dwelling :24 d +Su-s`yama & R.ta-dhvaja-- :26 80,000-year austerity of R.ta-dhvaja :20 s Ars.t.i-s.en.a -- Vr.ddha (:2 s Gautama &) h +V- was :31 aged 1,000 years when he married her

grown {cf. Kalupso w OUDeIs} d good-green & proper flag s lance-army

17 holy centers

38:

Ila of Ila who trespassed into :9 jewel-studded cave of :10 Yaks.a Samanyu (:21 who transformed self into stag) & of Yaks.in.i +Sama :27-:39 who in guise of doe/hind led I- into forest of +Uma {= +Athene}

libation (il.a) of ghost unanimous {cf. does rescuing several Manu-s in Markan.d.eya Puran.a -- cf. also Teiresias descendant of OUDaIos & s +KharIKLo w deer-god Kheiron, although KIKhLid fish would suit better such sex-transmutation}

:129 16,000

39:

cakra -- :5 mention by +A-halya to +Sati

discus -- by unploughed (fallow) to existence

 

40:

cakra-Is`vara -- Pippala-ada s Dadhica -- :49-:50 Dadhica had killed self in padma-asana by leading jat.hara fire to dahara-akas`a [in heart], :55 so that his bones were licked by deva-s, occasioning :59 "the fall of a meteor" -- :68 D-'s widow (:6 Gabhastini) gave birth, by self-performed Caesarian section, to P. -- :117-:119 P- through sus.umna, by his arms crossed as svastika, with his cupped palms (an~jali), :121 from his 3rd eye :125-:127 emitted goddess +Kr.tya as fire while meditating on himself as embryo -- :131 & :138 that +K- was to seize all beings within 1-yojana range of herself

wheel of :81 "eater of Pippala (sacred-fig) fruits" s curd-sprinkler -- in red-water-lily posture leading gastric fire to thin aether

:148 30,000,500 "within the range of a Yojana"

41:

Naga, scil. :3 s :2 S`ura-sena (of Pratis.t.hana) :48-:51 h +Bhogavati :29-:30 d Vijaya -- :74 S`- laughed

dragon s champion-army (of foundation) h enjoyment-providing

 

42:

+Matr.-s :19 :go to the nether worlds."

mothers

:24 "holes leading to the netherworlds." {Latin mundus, Hopi s^ipapu}

43:

:18 Brahma

   
 

:20 Rudra

weeping-producer

 
 

:21 Saurya

solar

 
 

:22 A-vimukta

not unharnessed

 

44:

A-vighna of :9 Sadyojata = :11 Lamba-udara

non-obstacle of always-born = pendent belly (paunch)

 

45:

S`es.a the Naga

remainder the dragon

:20 2,100

46:

:23 +Vad.ava w Mr.tyu

[submarine] mare w death

:25 1,000

47:

:2 atma of Datta s Atri & b Durvasas

self of granted s food

 

48:

:10 As`vattha s Kait.abha; Pippala s Kait.abha

fig-tree s writings-god; sacred-fig-tree

:33 16,008

49:

:16 Soma h +Os.adhi-s

pressed [passive reflexive] h herbs

 

50:

dhanya

opulent

:18 1,600

51:

:2 +Revati si Bhara-dva-ja & :19 w Kat.ha

wealthy si support twice-born & w distress

:26 100

52:

purn.a at :94 r mangala for :3 Dhanu-antari s Ayus

full at r omen for [archer's] bow-periodic s age

:104 37,000

53:

:85 Rama s +Kausalya & Das`a-ratha

blackbird s & ten chariots

 
 

:214 ban.a of Laks.man.a

arrow of lucky

 
 

:215 Laks.man.a

lucky

 
 

+Sita

furrow

 

54:

putra (viz. Marut)

son

 
 

:139 mitra, viz. Maya :32 b Na-muci; S`akra

friend, viz. orpiment b not loosing

 
 

:140 kamala

yellow lotus

:141 100,00

55:

Yama; :54 kapota (viz., :2 Anu-hrada :3 h +Heti); uluka

twin; pigeon; (viz., subordinate to phoneme h missile); owl

:55 3,390

56:

tapas of :33, :35 "Waters the source or origin of fire ... the mothers particularly of fire."

austerity [-- "dense water" (tritium) as source of sun's energy]

:39 1,400

57:

:2 Ars.t.i-s.ena :3 f Bhara :4 h Su-prabha :57 at requaest by Deva-api, :58 spearing of :59 Mithu (:7 abductor of A-)

lance-army (i.e., phalanx) f support h good radiance; request by divine also; alternately (abductor)

:63 15,108

58:

:70 S`ankara of :72-:73 r Ananda & r Nandini

 

:78 14,000 N; 16,000 S

 

:82 S`ardula, who :68 was beheaded after :65 he had abducted +Su-varn.a -- :28 +Su-varn.a was w Dharma; :26 her twin brother Su-varn.a :28 h +Sankalpa -- :29-:34 Su-varn.a & +Su-varn.a used to assume the guises of others' spouses in order to commit adultery without being recognized by paramor

leopard abducted good-color w law; h intention {with Su-varn.a's diguises cf. St. Paul's "I am made all things to all men" (1st Corinthians 9:22).}

 

59:

:9-:10 marjara as Hanumanta; :127 Abjaka (Vr.s.a-kapi) :99 the slayer of Maha-as`ani (who :16 had imprisoned & :29 released Indra) -- :13 Apara-ajita was w Maha-as`ani :12 s Hiran.ya

cat as jawed; little water-born (male monkey) slayer of great flash -- unrivalled unconquered w s gold

:125-:126 7,000 N; 11,000 S

60:

Apa-stamba :2 h Aks.a-sutra & :3 f Karki --:12 refutation of linga-bhedin; :14 superiority of formless; :23 refuge in Soma-natha as :24 beyond sat & a-sat

emplace tuft (of grass); eye-thread; Cancer (crab); refutation of sign-splitter; beyond being & non-being

 

61:

Yama owner of :2 divine bitch Sarama :3 dam of 2 4-eyed dogs

twin

:53 8,003

62:

+Yaks.in.i, viz. +Pippala si Vis`va-vasu -- she repeated vaus.at., s`raus.at. misaccented to ridicule

female ghost, viz. sacred-fig-tree si univeral goods

 

63:

s`ukla, viz. Havya-ghna :7 elder b Kalin & :6 s +Sandhya & Pracina-Barhis.

white ("he who was dark in color before[,] became white in a moment." :17 this happened when he was sprinkled with "[powdered ?] gold" -- cf. el dorado), viz. oblation-slayer b timed & s twilight

:27 7,000

64:

cakra; S`ambara :10-:11 "devoured" goddess +Maya :6 alias +Mukta-ke`si, +Aja, & +Eka {? = +Eka-jat.i}

:12-:14 "discus"; magic devoured illusion alias "whose tressed are loose", "unborn", & "single" {? = single-tress}

:16 500

65:

van.i; :13-:18 +Vac

forest; voice

:27 1,900

66:

:41 Maudgalya :2 s Mudgala & h +Jabala/+Bhagi-rathi -- :35 from Vis`va-karman, :36 M.'s successors received up to 7th generation

s bean-producer & h /apportioned chariot -- from universal work

:43 11,000

67:

Laks.mi debated Daridra

prosperity debated poverty

 

68:

Bhanu; :40 mr.ta-san~jivana; s`aryata (of S`aryati :2 h +Sthavis.t.ha); Madhu-cchandas (who :35-:36 revived S`- who :22-:27 had entered fire to revive M.'s wife)

sun-god; dead-reviving; (of arrow-beyond); honey-meter [of poe:sy]

:39 3,000

69:

khad.ga of Pailus.a :2 s Kavas.a

sword (:13-:17 wielded to destroy anger, greed, contact. doubt, and hope the female vampire) of careya-tree s spread-open

:20 6,000

70:

anu-Indra; Atreya -- :14-:18 building & :29-:31 deconstructing of an imitation Meru

alongside prince

:38 5,000

71:

Kapila -- :25 +Kapila the cow was milked by Pr.thu

brown milked by cub

:29 88,000

72:

:12 Megha-hasa :2-:4 s Rahu s +Simhika

cloud-laugh s eclipse s little lioness

:14 18

73:

Siddha, viz. Ravan.a about to fight moon, :6 flew in vimana Pus.paka :7 to mt Kaila-asa, which :12 he shook

adept; roarer in flying-saucer "flowery" to spear-seat

 

74:

+Parus.n.i :23 d Atri, namely :4 +S`ubha-atreyi, si Datta, Soma, & Durvasas -- :5 she was w Angiras/Angaras

female bird; splendid w /sparks

:25 3,000

75:

Markan.d.eya is :12 [proponent of] karman :5 vs. jn~ana as cause of liberation

{cf. Epistle of James as advocate of works vs. faith without works}

:14 98

76:

:43 Kalan~jara; yayata of :2 Yayati s Nahus.a :3 h +Deva-yani d S`ukla & +S`armis.t.ha d Vr.s.a-parvan

meeting-place; h divine career & of h divine career d white & most sheltered d rainy mountain

:44 108

77:

Apsaras-yuga, viz. :11 +Gambhira & +Ati-gambhira sought out :15 Dhur-jat.i

water-nymph pair; deep; very deep; burden-matted

 

78:

:22 kot.i; Kan.va, i.e. :3 Bahlika s Kan.va

10,000,000; s abortion-daemon [:11-:12 refused to obey divine voice tempting him to abrogate ritual]

:27 49

79:

Nara-simha :8 whose roar caused abortions; :10 Ambarya

human lion; collect

 

80:

pais`aca of Pis`aca, viz. :2 [A-]Jigarti s Su-yava -- :11-:19 S`unah.-s`epa s J. rescued his father out of Pis`aca status

swallower s good barley {status of Pis`aca in :8 resembleth that of Bauddha Preta}

:22-:23 300

81:

nimna-bheda of +Urvas`i; Veda-dvipa -- "On all full-moon nights Urvas`i comes there always."

cavity-split; Veda-island ("If a man circumabulates that island it is as though the ocean-girt Earth had been circumabulated by him." -- [Gan.a-pati vs. Skanda ?])

:27 700

82:

Nandi-tat.a; :40 Ananda

joyous slope; joy (for Tara)

:41 5,000

83:

bhava of Bhava, :10 by whose 3rd eye :11 was born Mahiman as s :3 Pracinabarhis.

becoming; greatness

:16 70

84:

sahasra-kun.d.a

:33 "thousand sacrificial pits" (:30 "thousand persons" surrounding Rama when "He got rid of all distress.")

:31 10

85:

:9 +Kapila cow in exchange of the Earth :3 which had become +Saimhiki

brown; lioness

 

86:

s`ankha-hrada

conch-lake

:10 10,000

87:

Kis.kindha; :21 linga-s "installed by themselves" (svayam-bhu)

   

88:

Vyasa; Pracetasa

arranger [of scriptures]

 

89:

van~jara r

:44 "prevented old age" for Naga-s

:48 125,000

90:

deva-agama; :22 deva-priya

divine authority; divine dear

:22 80,000

91:

kus`a-tarpan.a -- :72 "Even the worms ... there attain liberation ..." {cf. Milaraspa}

grass-propitiation

:76 86,000

 

:64 pran.ita -- :44 Purus.a tied with pas`a

"performed" pitcher; person tied with halter

 

92:

Manyu = :22 Ahankara

emotion = egotism

 

93:

Sarasvata of :44 goddess +Sarasvati seen by Paras`u when he was bathing, by the grace of S`akalya, who had :29-:31 worn deities as kavaca :4 at mt S`ubhra

pool-providing seen by axe of unmodified-phonetics-grammarian as spell-armor

:53 "many"

94:

Cin~cika (:3 name of a meat-eating bherun.d.a-bird) :12 of 2 beaks; Pavamana visited C-

:32 became meat-eater for having used "theeing and thouing" [Quaker-like]

 

95:

bhadra, scil. :47 Hars.an.a s +Bhadra = +Vis.t.i :27 w Vis`va-rupa s Tvas.t.r. -- :30 +V. & V.'s 7 sons were Gan.d.a, Ati-gan.d.a, Rakta-aks.a, Krodhana, Vyaya, Durmukha, & (youngest) Hars.an.a

bristling s auspicious = drudgery w universal form s carpenter -- sons: cheek, puffed cheek, bloodshot-eyen, wrathful, expense, ill-mouthed, & bristling

 

96:

pat-atri of brethren birds Sampati & Jat.a-ayu

flying-food of & twisted-hair age [flew too nigh sun: their wings burnt, they fell {cf. Ikaros}]

 

97:

vipra; Nara-ayan.a -- daemoness :14 +Kankalini :5 kidnapped Asandiva

excited; hell-travelling -- skeleton {cf. Maori +Kura-ngaituku the kidnapper of men}

 

98:

bhanu of :2 Abhis.t.uta having, for as`va-medha, :3 16 r.tvik-s

praised for horse-immolation

 

99:

Bhilla the huntsman who, :5 in worshipping Adi-kes`a, :7 praesented meat -- :19 Veda, younger b Sindhu, :32 "let fall a boulder on" A-'s head, so that :41 Bh- split himself into many pieces

   

100:

caks.us :49 plucked out of Man.i-kun.d.ala by his feigned friend Vr.ddha-kaus`ika, after :37-:38 V- had, upon winning them as wager, cut off M-'s hands -- :68 hands & eyen were restored to M- by Vaibhis.an.i

seeing plucked out of pearl-ring grown-splint, had by terrifying

 

101:

+Urvas`i :22 was won, from Pramati, in dice-gambling by Citra-sena :20 s Vis`va-vasu the Gandharva -- :45 after being imprisoned 1001 years, P- was released by his son Su-mati :43 at the instruction by :27 Madhu-cchandas

broad fascination (uru-vas`i) from provider by picture-army s universal goods by good doctrine at honeyed meter [in poe:sy]

 

102:

samudra

sea

 

103:

r.s.i-sattra of the 7 r.s.i-s; :39 bhima-natha

seer-ritual; tremendous refuge

 

ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION AND MYTHOLOGY, Volume 36. Brahma Puran.a, Part IV. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1986.