Ganges also called the river Ganga, and is the most famous river of India. The Ganges has its own importance religiously and geographically.
It comes on the second position in the list of largest rivers in the sub-continent and is one of the longest rivers in the world. The river Ganges has been dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Ganga whose water is a source of reverence for the followers of Hindu religion.
The river has been considered as the center point of Indian culture, tradition and history. The river gives life to hundreds of animals not only but it is also the home and way of income for thousands of people.
According to Hinduism believers the Ganges is their mother and they do call it mother. It is everything for a true Hindu. It is an old tradition of the people to take pilgrimages to the river and bath in its water which is a symbol of purifying their souls; demolishing the sins they have done in the past.
Beside this it is a source of cure for the illness. These people use to take the water from the Ganges River along with them and keep it in their homes as a holy liquid. Millions of people take pilgrimages to the river every year.
According to many historians the river is a result of the praying of a Hindu saint for years. The river starts from the Himalayan glacier called Gangotri and ends on the Bay of Bengal.
It crosses various cities and town such as Allahabad, kannuj, kara and Kolkata etc. The maximum depth of the Ganges is around 100 feet. During its journey from Gangotri to Bay of Bengal it uses to get additions from a number of rivers like Yamuna, gomti and kosi.
The Ganges River is used for irrigation in all its surrounding areas.