Dante’s “Divine Comedy” (c 1308-1321), Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” (1380-1400), Sarala Dasa’s “Mahabharat” in Oriya (second half of the 15th century), Madhava Kandali’s “Ramayana” in Assamese (14th century), Tulsidas’s Ramacharitamanas in Hindi (1574-1577) all came later.
Dnyaneshwar ज्ञानेश्वर (1275-1296) writes:
"आणि गंगा शंभुचां माथां। संकोचली जेवि पार्था।
तेवि मान्यपदे सर्वथा। लाजनें जें॥" (16-203)
It describes the feelings of river Ganga as she landed on Lord Shiva's head on her way to the earth from heaven. She first felt very shy and then she blushed.
Cana is best known as the place where, according to the Fourth Gospel, Jesus performed his first public miracle, the turning of a large quantity of water into wine at a wedding feast.
Richard Crashaw(c.1613-1649), English poet, describes it thus:
"The conscious water saw its God, and blushed (original in Latin: Nympha pudica Deum vidit, et erubuit)."
'Ganga' in Bengali, Art by S S Havaldar
courtesy: Amar Chitra Katha