The Ganga is a holy river of India. River Ganga has been originated from the Gomukh cave of the Gangotri glacier.
The Ganga flows through India and Bangladesh. The cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Bhagalpur, Allahabad, Patna, Kanpur and Mirzapur etc. are located in the bank of the Ganga.
River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda come met at Devprayag to form the river Ganga. It rises in the Indian state of Uttarakhand which is in the part of Western Himalayas, flows through Uttar Prades, Bihar and West Bengal.
The Ganga has both spiritual. It represents thousands of years of old Indian civilization. Hindu believe the ‘Ganga Jal or Ganga water’ to be pure, religious. In many of the rituals related to birth, death and marriage, Hindus pay much importance to Ganga water. Ganga water is very much precious for the Hindus. They keep the Ganga water in a holy place like a temple.
It is discovered that there is an unknown and unique substance found in the River Ganga which can kill the bacteria in the water. Therefore, it’s self-purifying quality leads to oxygen levels 25 times higher than any other river in the world.
Moreover, the water of Ganga is used for agricultural and industrial activities. The river has formed the most fertile flood plains in the world.
For Indians, the river holds much important place in their lives. It holds a sacred place in the heart of every Indian. People’s religious beliefs are attached to the River Ganga.
Question on Ganga river
Where is the Ganga river situated?
It rises in the Indian state of Uttarakhand which is in the part of Western Himalayas, flows through Uttar Prades, Bihar and West Bengal.
How many rivers meet in Ganga?
River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda come met at Devprayag to form the river Ganga.
Which is the national river of India?
The Ganges is the longest river in India.
Which is the largest dam in India?
Tehri Dam is the largest dam in India.