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The Nadi Taratamya


The Nadi or Nadee Taratamya Stotra by Raghavendra Swamy is in Sanskrit and it gives us the names of  many rivers such as Ganga, Cauvery and others in just eight slokas.

Raghavendra Swamy has said in the stotra that while bathing in these rivers, we must give argya to the Nadi Abhimaani Devaru or God. He says we should follow the hierarchy of rivers while giving argya. This is similar to Taratamya of gods.

Raghavendra Swamy has used words such as “nyunaa”, “adhamaa”, “hinaa”, “Unaa”, “nichaa”, in the composition and this has been summarized by him from the Brahmaanda

Purana..

In the Stotra, Raghavendra Swamy makes it clear that Ganga is the holiest among all the rivers and she is the first in the  hierarchy or Taratamya of rivers.

The Godavari comes second in Taratamya.With the exception of the Ganga, many of the rivers share the same Kakshya (In English, this word can be translated to mean class, abode, seat or place).  

 

Ganga

Madhava Roopa

Godavari

Veera Narayana Roopa

Krishnaveni

Janardhana Roopa

Swami Pushkarini

Varaha and  Srinivasa Roopa

Chandra Pushkarini

Vamana Roopa

Manasasarovara

Madhusudhana Roopa

Cauvery

Ranganatha Roopa

Saraswathi

Padmanabha Roopa

Sarayu

Rama Roopa

Tungabhadra

Varaha Roopa

Yamuna

Yamaputra Krishna Roopa

Narmada

Mahavishnu Roopa

Sindhu

Narayana Roopa

Bhavanashini

Narasimha Roopa

Kumadhwati

Trivikrama Roopa

Malaprabha

Janardhana Roopa

Tamraparni

Anantha Namaka Roopa

Bheemarathi

Sridara Roopa

Manjula

Hayagreeva Roopa

Pinakini

Keshava Roopa

 

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