Ganges River, Hindi Ganga, great river of the plains of the northern Indian subcontinent. Although officially as well as popularly called the Ganga in Hindi and in other Indian languages, internationally it is known by its conventional name, the Ganges. From time immemorial it has been the holy river of Hinduism.
Which is holy river?
The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus.
|• location||Devprayag, the beginning of the main stem of the Ganges|
|Mouth||Bay of Bengal|
|• location||Ganges Delta|
|Length||2,525 km (1,569 mi)|
Where is holy river India?
The Ganges, originates in the Himalayas at Gaumukh flowing into the bay of Bay of Bengal is the most sacred river of India and the longest river in India. The river has been declared as India’s “National River” and the Gange dolphins are also declared as the national aquatic animal of India.
What are the 5 holy rivers of India?
Currently, the seven rivers considered as sacred ones are: Ganges River, Yamuna River, Indus River, Saraswati River, Godavari River, Narmada River and Kaveri River.
Which is the dirtiest river in the world?
Citarum River, Indonesia – The Citarum River is known as the most polluted river in the world and is located in West Java, Indonesia.
Which is the longest river in India?
At over three thousand kilometers long, the Indus is the longest river of India. It originates in Tibet from Lake Mansarovar before flowing through the regions of Ladakh and Punjab, joining the Arabian Sea at Pakistan’s Karachi port.
Is Saraswati a river?
Sarasvati is the name of a river originating in the Aravalli mountain range in Rajasthan, passing through Sidhpur and Patan before submerging in the Rann of Kutch.
Which place is known as land of seven rivers?
Moving from the geological beginnings of the subcontinent to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry and full of surprises. It is the most entertaining history of India you will ever read.