|The Story of the
descent of Ganga: Ganga,
the heavenly river was brought down to the earth through the efforts of the ruler
||Legends related to
the Ganga: Several colorful legends
are associated with the river Ganga, as related in the Indian epics.
|Course of the River
Ganga: Follow the river from its origin in the Himalayas all the way to its confluence with the
ocean, through ancient pilgrimage towns and cities.
||Rishikesh - Gateway
to the Himalayas. Experience the might of the Ganges and the serene atmosphere of
Rishikesh where all Himalayan
||Haridwar - where the
Ganges is revered. Visit Haridwar
in the foothills of the Himalayas and experience the Aarti to the Ganges, when the entire
riverside is lit up with the glow of hundreds of lamps.
The most venerated of the pilgrimage sites in
India on the banks of the Ganges
where the Yamuna merges with the Ganga: Prayag,
at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh is an ancient pilgrimage site and is the seat of the Kumbha
Mela festival occuring once every 12 years.
in Maharashtra - where the Godavari
is venerated as the Ganga
- at the confluence of the Ganga with the ocean is an ancient
pilgrimage site associated with Kapilamuni.
||The river Ganga - as
it relates to India today. - A
commentary. How does India relate to the Ganges?