A report on Ganga (goddess)Ganges and Haridwar

19th century Kalighat painting of goddess Ganga
Meandering main Ganga river, known here as Neel Dhara (left) and the Ganga canal (right), passing through Haridwar.
A statue of Ganga, 17th - 18th century CE
Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
Prince Bhagiratha in penance for the salvation of 60,000 of his ancestors.
Pilgrims at Haridwar on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra.
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
Gangadhara, Shiva bearing the Descent of the Ganges River as Parvati and Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on. circa 1740
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
Head of the Ganges Canal, Haridwar, ca 1894–1898.
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
Haridwar from the opposite bank of the Ganges, 1866
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
Haridwar as a part of the United Province, 1903
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
Neeldhara Bird Sanctuary at the main Ganges Canal, before Bhimgoda Barrage, also showing signs of an ancient port.
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Panoramic view of Har ki Pauri
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Panorama of Haridwar city from Mansa Devi Temple
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Main bathing Ghat, at Haridwar, in the 1880s.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
The Clock Tower on the Malviya Dwip at Har Ki Pauri.
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
The Haridwar Kumbh Mela is held in every 12 years and the date is determined by Hindu astrology.
Preparations for cremations on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi], 1903. The dead are being bathed, wrapped in cloth, and covered with wood. The photograph has a caption, "Who dies in the waters of the Ganges obtains heaven."]
Das Mahavidya temple, Daksheswara Mahadev temple
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Ropeway to Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
Bholanath Sevashram temple by the Ganges, Haridwar
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Haridwar from Chilla Range, Rajaji National Park
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
Shiva statue by the Ganges, across Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar
The Ganges Canal highlighted in red stretching between its headworks off the Ganges River in Haridwar and its confluences with the Jumna (Yamuna) River in Etawah and with the Ganges in Cawnpore (now Kanpur).
Shri Chintamani Parshwnath Jain Shwetambar Mandir
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Pantanjali Yogpeeth
Ganges from Space
Haridwar Railway station
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.
The Ganges at Sultanganj.

Ganga (गङ्गा or गंगा) is the personification of the river Ganges who is worshipped by Hindus as the goddess of purification and forgiveness.

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The city is situated on the right bank of the Ganges river, at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges.

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Festivals like Ganga Dussehra and Ganga Jayanti are celebrated in her honour at several sacred places, which lie along the banks of the Ganges, including Gangotri, Haridwar, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Kali Ghat in Kolkata.

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It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism.

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According to legend, it was in Haridwar that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair.

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After flowing for 256.90 km through its narrow Himalayan valley, the Ganges emerges from the mountains at Rishikesh, then debouches onto the Gangetic Plain at the pilgrimage town of Haridwar.

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19th century Kalighat painting of goddess Ganga

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