Ganga the holiest river in india, which originates from a glacier named Gangotri in Uttrakhand. Bhagirathi is the source stream of Ganga. It emanates from Gangotri Glacier at Gaumukh at an elevation of 3,812 m.
Ganga is one of the most sacred rivers to hindus and personified as the goddess Ganga. It is the ganga river which has made half of india, the most fertile land on earth. ganga has been a cradle of human civilization since long, millions depend on this great river for physical and spiritual sustenance. It barely gets flooded and has helped manliness to settle down across its bank with prosperity and cheerfulness.
Hindu spiritual literature from the Vedas, The Ramayana, The Mahabharat, Puranas have mentioned the purity and glory of mother Ganga. Mention is made of ganga in Rig Veda. krishna identifies himself as ganga in Gita…Shankaracharya considers ganga as the chief of all Gods and Goddesses and is the ‘redeemer of the fallen’. Vivekananda carried the river water to the West with the faith that whenever in trouble a drop or two of ganga water would soon be calm again.