TEXT 41
mahattvam gangayah satatam idam abhati nitaram
yad esa sri-visnos carana-kamalotpatti-subhaga
dvitiya-sri-laksmir iva sura-narair arcya-carana
bhavani-bhartur ya sirasi vibhavaty adbhuta-guna
SYNONYMS
mahattvam—greatness; gangayah—of mother Ganges; satatam—always; idam—this; abhati—shines; nitaram—without comparison; yat—because; esa—she; sri-visnoh—of Lord Visnu; carana—feet; kamala—lotus flower; utpatti—generation; subhaga—fortunate; dvitiya—second; sri—beautiful; laksmih—goddess of fortune; iva—like; sura-naraih—by demigods and human beings; arcya—worshipable; carana—feet; bhavani—of goddess Durga; bhartuh—of the husband; ya—she; sirasi—on the head; vibhavati—flourishes; adbhuta—wonderful; guna—qualities.
TRANSLATION
" 'The greatness of mother Ganges always brilliantly exists. She is the most fortunate because she emanated from the lotus feet of Sri Visnu, the Personality of Godhead. She is the second goddess of fortune, and therefore she is always worshiped both by demigods and by humanity. Endowed with all wonderful qualities, she flourishes on the head of Lord Siva.' "

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