Viraja (rein-sauber-scheinend) ist identisch mit dem Ganges
Viraja (rein-sauber-scheinend) ist identisch mit dem Ganges

Die Grenzlinie zwischen materieller & spiritueller Universen : Der Viraja Fluß.



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In Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Ganga is described as a sakhi, a gopi like Lalita, Visakha, Srimati Radhika, Candravali and others like them.


One day Sri Krsna was sitting with Ganga-sakhi, and He was engaged in some pleasant talks. In the meantime Srimati Radhika came and saw them, and She thought, "Oh, Krsna is meeting with Ganga-sakhi?"

Lord Krsna became ashamed and Ganga also became ashamed. She melted and became water, and Krsna did as well. This ashamed Ganga became water and

one drop of that water became the Viraja River (Causal Ocean)

the dividing line between Vaikuntha and this material world.

Karanodakasayi Visnu is sleeping in that Ocean, and Laksmi-devi is massaging Him.

This can be compared with Sri Sri Radha-Krsna's pastimes at Prema-sarovara in Vrndavana. Do you know this pastime? Both Srimati Radhika and Krsna became Prema-sarovara. Ganga-sakhi melted in this way - she also remained present in her transcendental body.

So one drop became Viraja, wherein Karanodaksayi Visnu resides.

Then, when Lord Vamanadeva's foot reached Brahma-loka,

Lord Brahma took some water from that Causal Ocean

and washed the lotus feet of Vamanadeva.

That bathing water then became the River Ganges in this world.

On Earth the Ganges is called Bhagirathi, in heaven, Mandakini, and in Patal-loka, Bhogavati. Thus, this Ganga (Ganges) is Ganga-sakhi also.

Although many small streams comprise the headwaters of the Ganges, the six longest and their five confluences are considered sacred. The six headstreams are the Alakananda, Dhauliganga, Nandakini, Pindar, Mandakini, and Bhagirathi rivers


The Mundaka Upanishad (2.2.10-12) provides additional insight into the nature of the Brahman:
Between the material universes and the brilliant effulgence of the Brahman is

what is called the Virajanadi or Brahmaloka. It is like a river, also called the Viraja River, which is the separation between the spiritual world and the material world.

It is within the confines of the cloudy Viraja River

that the material manifestation takes place.


The millions of universes in the material creation float on the waters of the Viraja River. On one side of this river are the material universes, and on the other are the spiritual Vaikuntha planets which float within the Brahman effulgence.

The Viraja River is a marginal position between the material and spiritual realms, and is thus not under the control of the material energy. That is why those persons who merge into the Viraja River are considered to have escaped material existence, yet have still not quite entered the real spiritual worlds.