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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.13.52
srotobhiḥ saptabhir yā vai
svardhunī saptadhā vyadhāt
saptānāḿ prītaye nānā
srotobhiḥ — by currents; saptabhiḥ — by seven (divisions); yā — the river; vai — certainly; svardhunī — the sacred Ganges; saptadhā — seven branches; vyadhāt — created; saptānām — of the seven; prītaye — for the satisfaction of; nānā — various; sapta-srotaḥ — seven sources; pracakṣate — known by name.
The place is called Saptasrota ["divided by seven"] because there the waters of the sacred Ganges were divided into seven branches. This was done for the satisfaction of the seven great ṛṣis.
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