Maha-Nile-Sarasvati “Great Blue River Goddess” is the Hindu name for the Mother of Waters, from which the name of the Nile may have originated. The waters of the Goddess Sarasvati were once considered essential to the anointing of kings, purification, and baptism. A.G.H.
Walker, Barbara G. The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. New York, HarperCollins, 1983. p. 571