Shipra River

In this water, I invoke the divin waters of the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri. These rivers are goddesses and I pray to consider me for their blessing.

The holy river Shipra, also referred to as Kshipra, finds mention not only in Hindu scriptures but also in jain and Budhist texts. The waters of Shipra gained sanctity from the drops of amrit that spilled from the kumbh (urn) during samudra manthan. Bathing in its waters is believed to grant moksha (liberation) and hence the river is also called mokshdayini. The river has been eulogized by great poets like kalidas, who called it pavitra salila (holy and pure) Shipra. In Kumarasambhav, Kalidas hailde the river as ambumayi moorti, or the liquid form of shiva.