TEXT 56
'gaṅgāra mahattva'--śloke mūla 'vidheya'
idaṁ śabde 'anuvāda'--pāche avidheya
SYNONYMS
gaṅgāra mahattva—glorification of mother Ganges; śloke—in the verse; mūla—chief; vidheya—unknown; idam—this; śabde—by the word; anuvāda—the known; pāche—at the end; avidheya—improper.
TRANSLATION
"The glorification of the Ganges [mahattvaṁ gaṅgāyāḥ] is the principal unknown subject matter in this verse, and the known subject matter is indicated by the word 'idam,' which has been placed after the unknown.

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