Gangotak

English translation: Ganges water

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Hindi term or phrase:Gangodak
English translation:Ganges water

19:23 Feb 21, 2012
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Hindi term or phrase: Gangotak
From a couplet by Kabir:
Kabira khayi gotki paani pive na koi
Jaaye mile jab Ganga se - to Gangotak hoi

I do not understand the word 'Gangotak', so I'm unable to render it in English.

Can someone tell me what it means and suggest and English equivalent, please?
Sanjeet Das
Ganges water
Explanation:
Kabira Khaai Kot Ki, Paani Piwai Na Koi |
Jaai Milai Jab Gang Se, Tab Gangodak Hoi ||

None drinks water from a petty river. Its water assumes form of water of the river Ganga when that petty river unites with Ganga.
(http://pearlsofspirituality.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/sant-ka...

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Note added at 19 mins (2012-02-21 19:42:03 GMT)
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Says Kabir, nobody ever drinks The roadside drain water When same water mingles in Ganges It becomes "Gangodak" pure.
(http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ssAI2Om9zGAC&pg=PA39&lpg=...
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Ganges water


Explanation:
Kabira Khaai Kot Ki, Paani Piwai Na Koi |
Jaai Milai Jab Gang Se, Tab Gangodak Hoi ||

None drinks water from a petty river. Its water assumes form of water of the river Ganga when that petty river unites with Ganga.
(http://pearlsofspirituality.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/sant-ka...

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Note added at 19 mins (2012-02-21 19:42:03 GMT)
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Says Kabir, nobody ever drinks The roadside drain water When same water mingles in Ganges It becomes "Gangodak" pure.
(http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ssAI2Om9zGAC&pg=PA39&lpg=...

Lalit Sati
India
Local time: 00:12
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
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