Posted September 5, 2011on:
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
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
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 of India.
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.
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.
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