बाहुदा नदी

bahuda nadi ka ullekh mahabharat, vanaparv mean hua hai-

'tatashch bahudaan gachchhedh brahmachari samahit: tatroshy rajanimekaan svargaloke mahiyate.'[1]
'bahudayaan mahipal chakru: sarvebhishechanamh, prayage devayajane devanaan prithivipate.[2].
  • mahabharat, shaantiparv[3] ke anusar 'likhit rrishi' ka kata bahu is nadi mean snan karane se thik ho gaya tha, jisase is nadi ka nam 'bahuda' hua.[4]
's gatva dvijashardoolo himavantan mahagirimh, amyagachchhannadi punyaan bahudaan dharmashalinimh.'
  • mahabharat, anushasanaparv[5] se jnat hota hai ki yah nadi himalay se nikalati hai. yah shayad uttar bharat ki ramaganga hai.
  • 'amarakosh' mean bahuda nadi ko 'saitavahini' bhi kaha gaya hai.

katha

bahuda nadi ka ullekh mahabharat mean ek pavitr nadi aur tirth ke roop mean aya hai. maharshi 'shankh' aur 'likhit' do bhaee is nadi tat par apane ashram mean rahate the. ek din likhit ne shankh ki anupasthiti mean ashram mean rakhe phal kha liye. raja ne dandasvaroop usaki donoan bhujaean katava dian. is nadi mean snan se likhit ki donoan bahuaian phir se ju d geean. tabhi se yah nadi 'bahuda' nam se prasiddh huee. bad ke dinoan mean yah sthan ek prasiddh tirth sthan bhi bana.[6]

gangaputr bhishm ke vinash ke lie kashiraj ki kanya amba ne ek aangoothe par kh de hokar yahaan dvadash varsh tak ghor tap kiya tha. maharshi ashtavakr ne bhi is tirth ki yatra kar puny labh arjit kiya. vrishaprasth parvat par vas karate hue apani tirthayatra ke samay paandavoan ne bahuda nadi mean snan kiya tha. isake uparant paandavoan ne prayag vas kiya. at: yah bahuda nadi vrishaprasth aur prayag ke madhy avasthit thi.[7]

pauranik ullekh

shivapuran ke anusar maandhata ki matamahi gauri ne apane pati prasen ke shap se bahuda nadi ka roop dharan kiya tha. vamanapuran ke anusar yuvanashch ke shap se usaki patni bahuda nadi ban gee thi. mahabharat mean yuvanashch maandhata ke putr the.[8] 'majjhimanikay' ke ‘vatth sutant’ mean ise bahuka kaha gaya hai.[9]