The Ganga River | Map | GangaaJal | Origin | Water

The Ganga River | Map | GangaaJal | Origin | Water

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The Ganga River | Map | GangaaJal | Origin | Water - Short Essay

The Ganga River | Map | GangaaJal | Origin | Water - Short Essay
➤ India is a land of many rivers. It is an alarming thought to picture India without her rivers. Emotionally speaking, the Ganga (The Ganga River) from time immemorial has occupied a central place in our hearts.

Almost every Indian river has a legend connected with it and has emotional associations of its own. But no other river has, emotionally speaking , the same richness of associations and deeply cherished memories as the Ganga.

We feel, as our ancestors have been doing for countries centuries, that the Ganga flows through our hearts and in our veins. The Ganga is a river "felt in the blood and felt along the heart".

➤ Legend tells us that long, long ago in the dim and remote past there was a great war fought on the plains known today as the Gangetic valley.


After the war it was a terrible problem to dispose off the bodies of millions of soldiers slain in the war scattered for miles and miles all over the battle plain. King Bhagirathi prayed to Lord Shiva for help in the matter. Lord Shiva, whose abode is Kailash, where the Ganga has its source, granted the prayer.

The goddess Ganga descended from heavens towards the earth, which was in danger of being flooded and submerged.

Lord Shiva saved the situation  by getting Ganga caught up in his tangled locks, which checked the terrible onrush for the waters and through which the Ganga descended to the earth washing away the dead bodies of the slain soldiers to the ocean. What a beautiful legend!

➤ Another legend runs to the effect that thousands of years ago the Ganga flowed through Tibet on the other side of the Himalayas. Bhagirathi was the engineer who cut tunnels and changed the course of the Ganga towards India.

➤ Whether the Ganga has a mythical origin arising from our remote ancestors' nature worship or whether it has a natural origin, it is undeniable that this river has been of supreme and vital importance to India.

The annual Kumbha fair or the great bathing festival takes to India. The annual Kumbha fair or the great bathing festival takes place at Hardwar and Prayag on the banks of the Ganga.

This proves that the Ganga has a n all-India importance. From the remote south, from Kabul and Takshashila, from the remote east, from Kashmir and Nepal, from every nook and corner of India, the Hindus make their annual pilgrimage to have a dip in the holy waters of the Ganga, drops of which are poured in the mouths of dying men and women.
The Ganga River | Map | GangaaJal | Origin | Water - Short Essay
➤ When there were no railways and no metalled roads, the Ganga served as a life-line of communication and transport for thousands of miles.

Even today for agricultural purposes the Ganga is North India's life-line. Today many cities and towns have waterworks fed by the Ganga.

The waters of the Ganga are also being used as a source of electric power which helps to run many industries big and small.

The Ganga is a source of irrigation and it fertilizes millions of acres with its life-giving waters. The praises of the Ganga have been sung in poetry and folk songs embodying a nations's tribute of gratitude and reverence to the river.

The Ganga has served as the Kamdhenu for millions of Indians throughout the ages. The waters of the Ganga are our life-blood.

We are what the Ganga has made us. The Ganga is the mother of the nation.

➤ It seems a miracle of nature that the waters of the Ganga have wonderful curative and healing powers and do not become putrid or undrinkable even when kept in a vessel for a long period.

This is not true of the waters of any other river. The Ganga also supplies us annually with a few million tons of fish and other animals all of which are part of our great national wealth.

➤ Sitting in meditation on the banks of the Ganga our sages and seers discovered and gave to mankind many secrets of life.

The Ganga has been the silent witness of all ages and periods of Indian history. It has seen the rise and fall of many civilizations and many dynasties.

It is a symbol of the survival of Indian culture and civilization. We cannot think of India without thinking of the Ganga. The very name Ganga sounds like a blessing.

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  3. Where the river Ganga originateThe river Ganges originates from the Gangotri glacier in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand where it is first known as Bhagirathi. When the Bhagirathi Dev meets the Alaknada in Prayag, the confluence of these two rivers is called Ganga.
  4. Where does the Ganga river start and endGangotri Glacier (Uttarakhand) to Bay of Bangaal(Bangladesh).
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  7. Where is Ganges river located - Gangotri Glacier (Uttarakhand).
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