Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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In several places in the texts five rivers are mentioned as the five great rivers (mahānadī) of India, and they are used in various similes and metaphors. These rivers are:
e.g., Vin.ii.239; A.iv.101; S.ii.135; Ud.v.4; also Mil.380.