THE RIVER GANGES. The Ganga is a major Indian river flowing through the plains of Northern India into Bangladesh. The 2510km[1557m] long river begins at the Gangotri Glacier in the central Himalayas. It drains into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the Sunderbans. COURSE.
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Northern India into Bangladesh.
The 2510km[1557m] long river begins at the Gangotri Glacier
in the central Himalayas.
It drains into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the
The Ganga originates in the Himalayas after the
confluence of six rivers.
The streams are fed by the melting snow and ice
from the glaciers.
It emerges from the Himalayas at the pilgrimage town
direction now begins to flow in a South-Eastern direction.
It is joined by the River Yamuna at a point called Sangamam,
a scared place in Hinduism.
It fans out into the 350km wide Ganges Delta.
It empties into the Bay of Bengal.
Megasthanese was the first Westerner to mention Ganges in his work Indika.
Jawarharlal Nehru in his book ‘ Discovery of India’ says
The story of the Ganges from her source to the sea
is the story of India’s civilization and culture, of the
rise and fall of empires ,of great and proud cities,
of adventures of man…..
The Ganges, The Nile, The Daunbe and The Rio De La Plata.
This is the architectural creation of Bermin in 1651.
The Ganga is mentioned in the Rig-Veda, the earliest Hindu scriptures.
Ancient scriptures mention that The Ganges
carries the blessings of Lord Vishnu’s feet
and hence the name ‘Vishnupadi’ meaning
‘Emanating from the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord Vishnu’.
and personified as a Goddess.
The Indian system of beliefs is based on an intimate relationship with Nature.
The reverence accorded to rivers is a gesture of acknowledgement of their life sustaining abilities.
bathing in the River
forgiveness of sins and
helps attain salvation.
The immersion of ashes of people is believed to send the soul to Heaven.
Farakka are a source of power generation.
Varanasi and Allahabad attract thousands of
pilgrims to its waters.
The rapids of the Ganges are popular river rafting area, attracting hundreds of adventure seekers in the summer months.
suspension bridge built at Rishikesh
night showing people offering flowers
and lamps to the River Goddess.
By Taran-- 4R