A report on PatnaSon River and Ganges

Statue of Matrikas found near Agam Kuan, built by Ashoka.
Main street of Patna, showing one side of the Chowk, 1814–15.
Sonemuda, origin of Sone River
Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
City of Patna, on the River Ganges, 19th-century painting.
Babur crossing the Son River.
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
Map of Patna district
Boatmen on the Son River, Umaria district, MP
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
Monsoon clouds over Priyadarshi Nagar, a part of Kankarbagh- residential area in Eastern Patna.
Son River, from Son Nagar railway station, Aurangabad district, Bihar
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
Maurya Lok is one of the oldest and major shopping area of the city
Son River, from Son Nagar railway station, Aurangabad district, Bihar
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
The Mahavir Mandir is a famous temple in Patna.
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
Bhootnath Road TV Tower broadcasts programming to Patna
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
Jay Prakash Narayan Airport, Patna
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Patna Junction Railway Station, Patna
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Magahi folk singers
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Gandhi Maidan (shown above) lies in the heart of Patna and is the site for most political and social functions in the city.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Golghar was originally built to serve as a granary for the British East India company army during the famine of 1786. It now features an observation deck overlooking the Ganges and the city.
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
Sabhyata Dwar in Patna
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."]
Indian Institute of Technology Patna at Bihta, one of the premier institutes of engineering and research in India.
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Patna College, established 1863, is considered to be the oldest institution of higher education in Bihar.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
Moin-Ul-Haque Stadium near Rajendra Nagar, used for cricket and association football.
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Pataliputra as a capital of the Magadha Empire.
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
Pataliputra as a capital of Maurya Empire. The Maurya Empire at its largest extent under Ashoka the Great.
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).
Pataliputra as a capital of Shunga Empire. Approximate greatest extent of the Shunga Empire (c. 185 BCE).
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Pataliputra as a capital of Gupta Empire. Approximate greatest extent of the Gupta Empire.
Ganges from Space
Street in Patna, 1825 (British, active in India)
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
Golghar at Bankipore, near Patna, 1814–15
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
State Bank of India- Patna Regional office at East Gandhi Maidan Marg
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
Reserve Bank of India's regional office at South Gandhi Maidan Marg, Patna
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
A murti, or representation, of the goddess Durga shown during the Durga Puja festival
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.
People Celebrating Chhath Festival the 2nd Day at Morning a tribute to the rising holy God Sun
A game of cricket in progress
Kankarbagh Indoor Stadium at Patliputra Sports Complex during Pro Kabaddi League match
The Ganges at Sultanganj.

It originates near Amarkantak Hill in Annupur district of Madhya Pradesh and finally merges with the Ganges River near Patna in Bihar.

- Son River

Sone river is the second-largest southern tributary of the Ganges' after Yamuna River.

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The modern city of Patna is mainly on the southern bank of the river Ganges.

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The city also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun.

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It has been important historically, with many former provincial or imperial capitals such as Pataliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Munger, Kashi, Patna, Hajipur, Delhi, Bhagalpur, Murshidabad, Baharampur, Kampilya, and Kolkata located on its banks or the banks of tributaries and connected waterways.

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After the Ghaghara confluence, the Ganges is joined from the south by the 784 km long Son River, which contributes about 1008 m3/s.

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Statue of Matrikas found near Agam Kuan, built by Ashoka.

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