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Devakulya washed the feet of Vishnu, and she was reborn as the river goddess Ganga. This myth had to be reconciled with another origin myth about the Ganga: that the earthly Ganga came by the grace of Siva. The version featuring Devakulya in the Bhagavata Purana emphasized her merit for worshipping Vishnu and how she was rewarded with a rebirth as the river goddess Ganga. Devakulya’s rebirth as Ganga exalted Vishnu and was noted in sectarian inter­pretations. But from universalist viewpoints both Vishnu and Siva were a part of the One, and worship given to either honored both, and the Absolute as well.