TEXT 5
tatra caturdha bhidyamana caturbhir namabhis catur-disam abhispandanti nada-nadi-patim evabhinivisati sitalakananda caksur bhadreti.
SYNONYMS
tatra—there (on top of Mount Meru); caturdha—into four branches; bhidyamana—being divided; caturbhih—with four; namabhih—names; catuh-disam—the four directions (east, west, north and south); abhispandanti—profusely flowing; nada-nadi-patim—the reservoir of all great rivers (the ocean); eva—certainly; abhinivisati—enters; sita-alakanandaSita and Alakananda; caksuh—Caksu; bhadraBhadra; iti—known by these names.
TRANSLATION
On top of Mount Meru, the Ganges divides into four branches, each of which gushes in a different direction [east, west, north and south]. These branches, known by the names Sita, Alakananda, Caksu and Bhadra, flow down to the ocean.

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