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Ganga

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GANGA
ORIGIN: Gangotri is the place of origin of the revered Ganges River or the Ganga River in India. The sacred of the Indian rivers, Ganges is the source of sustenance of life in the great Indian plains it is at Gangotri that the remarkable journey of Ganga begins. Indian mythology tells the story of birth of Ganges. King Bhagirath pleaded to Lord Shiva and was granted his wish that Goddess Ganga comes down on earth to bring to life his expired ancestors. The river was said to have been entangled in Lord Shiva`s locks, to save the earth destruction. Gomukh near the Gangotri glacier looks alike a cow`s head and strangely, the flows down at great speed through this natural formation, without which it would have been hard retain and was sure to have caused devastation. Due to its obvious important to Hinduism, Gangotri is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in India. This place has reached the peak tourism in Uttarakhand. There are several tourist spots in Gangotri; some of them are as follows - Gangotri Glacier: The Gangotri glacier happens to be the origin of the Bhagirathi River. The glacier is 30 kilometers long and between 2 to 4 kilometers wide .It is located in the Uttarkashi district in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the border of China. It is a significant pilgrimage site for the Hindu devotees as well as trekkers and thousands who come here to take a dip in the waters near glacier. Due to global warming, the glacier is often observed to be diminishing, the fate of
Ganga seems apprehensive. The journey though strenuous is worth it, in ways more than one. Gomukh: This is considered to be the accurate source of the Bhagirathi River, the main channel that the sacred Ganga River along with some more rivers. The place looks like a cow`s mouth offers stunning natural beauty along with spiritual significance. Gangotri Temple: A Gurkha commander Amar Singh Thapa built this temple in the 18th century. The temple is an attractive white marble...

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