For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.
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Every year, on the day of Makar Sankranti, when the sun makes a transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn, hundreds of thousands of Hindus make the pilgrimage to the Sagar Island to take a holy dip in the river Ganga and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple.
Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.
Mythology for the Millennial: From feisty goddess to earthly river, navigating the rich lore of Ganga
Ganga came into our universe thanks to that little meddler, Vamana, who we last saw torturing Mahabali and making him give up his entire kingdom and die because the gods couldn't handle his success. While the Vamana was counting his steps across the sky, his toenail poked the edge of the world and a hole appeared in the universe, causing a divine ocean to flow out and become Ganga as soon as it reached our atmosphere. The river, not yet a person, stays in heaven until an enterprising guy called Bhagirath asks for it — now her — to come down to earth and wash away people's sins and what not.
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The numerous dams limiting the flow of the Ganga and its tributaries, as well as the massive extraction of water from the river, makes the aspiration of a free flowing river a distant dream.
Clean Kumbh, dirty Ganga: River's transformation during Mela was 'event management', not sustainable solution
At the Kumbh Mela this year, the Ganga ran clean, but it was the result of temporary solution — not enough to keep the river basin pollution free, and one that only concealed the problem
The NGC is arguably the single largest committee overseeing the cleanup of river Ganga today.
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Yogi Adityanath announces construction of Ganga expressway at Uttar Pradesh cabinet meet, takes holy dip in Sangam in Prayagraj
Adityanath offered prayers as he took a holy dip in River Ganga at Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela. The area around Sangam was cleaned and decorated on Monday for the holy dip.
Silt aids farming in Bangladesh, but authorities must consider risk of floods, compromised navigation
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While infrastructure projects such as dams and roads gather pace in the Himalayas, there is no cooperation between India, China and Nepal to tackle the growing problems associated with climate change
Nepal’s largest dam project is caught up in wider regional political play, leaving locals in limbo for decades.