River Ganges- the longest river in India


As we all know, one of the goddesses of Hindus is the holy river Ganga, second longest river in India and is emerged from the Himayalas of Uttarakhand. Hindus take bath is this holy water and offer the prayers to their ancestors. Everyone who takes bath in this holy river water, takes home this ganga jal with them. A dip in the Ganga river makes us pure and wipes our sins of lifetime. Ganga harathi is given daily here.

Varanasi is famous for Hindus as cremation place. The ashes of the people, who are dead, are thrown in to the Ganga river. There are many Ghats built on this and there is a boat service available. One can experience the peaceful boating in this river.

According to the history, Ganga was bought to earth by the king Bhagiratha and he asked lord shiva to hold Ganga, who falls from heaven, in his hair and leave her to earth slowly so that her force does not shatter the earth.

Kumbh Mela which comes every 3 years and the Maha Kumbh Mela come after 12 Purna Kumbh Melas or 144 years. The famous temple here is the Kasi Viswanath temple, which is on the banks of the Ganga river.

How to reach

Varanasi can be reached by air, where direct flights are available. Even, trains are available to Varanasi, where Patna express is available from Secunderabad.

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