GODAVARI Going to Ganga, Gaya and Goda van are mere worldly rituals. (Basant Namdev, p. 1196) Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari and Sarasvati all long for the dust of the feet of the saint. (Malar M. 4, p. 1263) Godavari is a river, originating from the hills of! Nasik, Bombay. Though the Arabian Sea is at a distance of about 55 miles from its source, but it flows towards the Eastern coast and passing through Tamil Nadu, it merges in the Bay of Bengal. The town of Nander, where Guru Gobind Singh passed the last days of his life, is situated on its banks. According to the Sikh Scripture the rivers like Ganga and Godavari have achieved eminence because of the visits of great saints.
1. Kohli, Surindar Singh (ed), Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib, 1993