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bhadrā cottarato meru-śiraso nipatitā giri-śikharād giri-śikharam atihāya śṛṅgavataḥ śṛṅgād avasyandamānā uttarāṁs tu kurūn abhita udīcyāṁ diśi jaladhim abhipraviśati.
Word for word:
bhadrā — the branch known as Bhadrā; ca — also; uttarataḥ — to the northern side; meru-śirasaḥ — from the top of Mount Meru; nipatitā — having fallen; giri-śikharāt — from the peak of Kumuda Mountain; giri-śikharam — to the peak of Nīla Mountain; atihāya — passing over as if not touching; śṛṅgavataḥ — of the mountain known as Śṛṅgavān; śṛṅgāt — from the peak; avasyandamānā — flowing; uttarān — the northern; tu — but; kurūn — the land known as Kuru; abhitaḥ — on all sides; udīcyām — in the northern; diśi — direction; jaladhim — the ocean of salt water; abhipraviśati — enters into.
The branch of the Ganges known as Bhadrā flows from the northern side of Mount Meru. Its waters fall onto the peaks of Kumuda Mountain, Mount Nīla, Śveta Mountain and Śṛṅgavān Mountain in succession. Then it runs down into the province of Kuru and, after crossing through that land, flows into the saltwater ocean in the north.