Ganga in Indian History & Mythology Part IV

Ganga in Indian History & Mythology Part IV This is Part IV in a Five Parts Series on Ganga. Thanks for the encouraging words so far received from readers. Today we are trying to know the geographical information about River Ganga. Like, from where, to where and related aspects. M G Warrier Demystifying the origin of Ganga A Ganga Basin The important tributaries are the Yamuna, the Ramaganga, the Gomti, the Ghagra, the Son, the Gandak, the Burhi Gandak, the Kosi and the Mahananda. At Farakka in West Bengal, the river divides into two arms namely the Padma which flows to Bangladesh and the Bhagirathi which flows through West Bengal. B Origin of Ganga and related information Excerpts : The Ganges is one of the major rivers of the Indian subcontinent which flows from the east through the Gangetic Plain of northern India into Bangladesh. The river rises around 2,510 km in the western Himalayas in the Uttarakhand state of India and drains into the Sunderbans delta in the Bay of Bengal. Do you know that it is considered the longest holy river by Hindus and worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism? Historically also it is important as many former provincial or imperial capitals like Patliputra, Allahabad, Kannauj, Murshidabad, Calcutta, etc. have been located on its banks. The basins of Ganga drain around 1,000,000 square kilometres and support one of the world's highest densities of humans. Let us study more about Ganga River and from which place it is originated." C Bonus A painting by Reshmy Warrier


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