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Ganges River (Ganga): Lifeline of Spiritual India


Named after the Hindu mythical goddess Ganga, the Ganges River is India’s longest and most important river. Born in the Gangotri glacier in the West Himalayan mountain-range in the north Indian State of Uttarakhand, the Ganga River flows 2510 kilometers to the Bay of Bengal located in India’s East. The Hindustan region through which this mighty river flows is the birthplace of powerful civilizations that date to 3rd century B.C. The Ganges River plain is …