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BHAGIRATHA

Indian legendary mortal

World-Saving Sage

He came up with a plan to divert the Ganges from Heaven to Earth. This stopped world destruction by washing everything away, and cured a very serious drought.

His diverting feat was accomplished with the help of SHIVA who had to take the weight on his head so it was divided and diverted into seven streams.

After this civil engineering feat BHAGIRATHA went on to father 60,000 sons so that enormous crowds could turn out and worship on the banks of the Ganges.

BHAGIRATHA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BHAGIRATHA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 234

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Article last updated on 08 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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