Ganga / Ganges is considered as the most sacred river of the Hindu
Mythology. River Ganges is very much popular in India and is worshipped
as a goddess. Ganga is the most revered river in the world. River Ganga
is unique in itself with its mind blowing length and width. Many other
rivers of the world exceed Ganga on these aspects but none of them can
match the reverence and affection that is shown to Ganga by the people
of India and the world.
According to the Puranas (Holy Scriptures of Hindus), the sight, the
name and the touch of Ganga takes away all sins. As per Hindu thoughts,
bathing in the river on special occasions causes remission of sins and
facilitates the attainment of salvation. It is considered that Ganga
bestows blessings of the highest order. People come from far and near to
immerse the ashes of their kin in the waters of Ganga, with a belief
that the ashes would go to heaven.
Gangajal - The Water of Ganga
Gangajal, the water of Ganga, is regarded as the most pure and sacred
water on this earth. Ganga water is used in various religious ceremonies
of Hindus. Even Science has proved that Ganga water is pure and bacteria
free. Gangajal can be kept for years without any problem.
River Ganges / Ganga
According to Hindu Mythology, Ganga is considered as the celestial
creature of heaven and it descends on the earth to rinse away the sins
of the mankind. On the earth, Ganges or Ganga originates from the
Gaumukha, Gangotri glacier in the central Himalayas, located in
Uttarakhand, India. This is acknowledged as one of the holy pilgrimages
The River flows through a wide area covering several sacred places of
Hindus like Haridwar, Allahabad and Varanasi. The Ganga and its
tributaries drain a large and fertile basin with an area of about one
million square kilometers that supports one of the world's highest
density human populations. After a long journey of 2,510 kms, Ganga
drains into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the Sundarbans.
Representation of River Goddess Ganga
Ganga represents the innermost pristine coolness, piety and purity.
River Ganga enriches the spiritual lives of millions and millions of
Indians for whom the river is divine. Holy River Ganga personifies
Goddess Ganga who descends to the earth to rinse away the sins of the
mankind. The river Ganga itself embodies all the characteristics India
is known for: mythical, serene, all pervading and assimilative.
Ganga, the River Goddess is the only living goddess in the Hindu pantheon. There are numerous stories regarding the birth and origin of this goddess. According to the beliefs, Ganga descends on the earth to rinse away the sins of the mankind. Ganga is the sacred river and has been referred to in the various ancient texts of Hindus.