Ganga :- The most sacred river of India


Do you know about River Ganga? When we are talking about Ganga, we are talking about a river which travels around 2,525 km of distance across the boundaries of India and Bangladesh.

It is the 35th longest river in India with an average depth of 52 feet (16m) due to its length it is the longest river in India .

Its deepest point is around 100 feet (30m) deep.

Alaknanda and Bhagirathi are two head streams of Ganga. Devprayag in Uttarakhand and Alaknanda joins Bhagirathi River.

“Ganga Maiya” is a name everybody is aware of in India because we call it our mother and also a holy mother,

It is a Holy River and contains a unique feature of Bacteriophages as a result its water is bactericidal (Bacteria Eater). It has three times more bacteriophages than any other river in India.

Ganga is home to more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species, and more than 315 bird species.

Many people don’t know about the various species that live in Ganga like Ganges River Dolphin, Ganges Shark, Ganges Stingray, Golden mahseer, Hilsa.

Many Governmental programmes like Namami Gange have been launched by the government of India and many NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) are also working to save the species and River by cleaning it.

We hope that our Mother Ganga will always be clean.