A report on Ganges

Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
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."]
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
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).
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Ganges from Space
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.

Trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh.

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Kanpur from the river in 1858

Kanpur

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Industrial city in the central-western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Industrial city in the central-western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Kanpur from the river in 1858
Kanpur skyline
Kanpur Municipal Corporation HQ
Kanpur Central Railway Station
Faculty Building, IIT Kanpur
Aerial view of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

Nestled on the banks of Ganges River, Kanpur stands as the major financial and industrial centre of North India and also the ninth-largest urban economy in India.

Teesta River

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414 km long river that rises in the Pauhunri Mountain of eastern Himalayas, flows through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal through Bangladesh and enters the Bay of Bengal.

414 km long river that rises in the Pauhunri Mountain of eastern Himalayas, flows through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal through Bangladesh and enters the Bay of Bengal.

Teesta river near Gangtok
James Rennell's 1776 map shows an earlier flow of the Teesta meeting the Ganges in three channels before a devastating flood in 1787 changed its course

Teesta is the largest river of Sikkim and second largest river of West Bengal after Ganges.

South Asian river dolphin

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The South Asian river dolphins are two species of toothed whales in the genus Platanista, both of which live in fresh water habitats in northern South Asia.

The South Asian river dolphins are two species of toothed whales in the genus Platanista, both of which live in fresh water habitats in northern South Asia.

Skull cast
Indus river dolphin, 1927 illustration

They are found in the Indus River and connected channels, in the Beas River, in the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Gangaridai in Ptolemy's Map

Gangaridai

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Term used by the ancient Greco-Roman writers (1st century BCE-2nd century AD) to describe a people or a geographical region of the ancient Indian subcontinent.

Term used by the ancient Greco-Roman writers (1st century BCE-2nd century AD) to describe a people or a geographical region of the ancient Indian subcontinent.

Gangaridai in Ptolemy's Map
Diodorus Siculus as depicted in a 19th-century fresco
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A modern map identifying the places depicted in the Periplous of the Erythraean Sea
The Wari-Bateshwar ruins of present-day Bangladesh have been identified as a part of Gangaridai. Archaeologists have considered it as the ancient trading hub of Sounagoura mentioned by Claudius Ptolemy
Archaeologists have considered Chandraketugarh of present-day Indian state West Bengal as the ancient city of Gange, the capital of Gangaridai

Some modern etymologies of the word Gangaridai split it as "Gaṅgā-rāṣṭra", "Gaṅgā-rāḍha" or "Gaṅgā-hṛdaya".

Aerial photo from the south, with Mount Everest rising above the ridge connecting Nuptse and Lhotse

Mount Everest

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Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.

Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.

Aerial photo from the south, with Mount Everest rising above the ridge connecting Nuptse and Lhotse
Everest and Lhotse from the south. In the foreground are Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam
Mount Everest from 12,007 m
The name "Mount Everest" was first proposed in this 1856 speech, later published in 1857, in which the mountain was first confirmed as the world's highest
Mount Everest relief map
Published by the Survey of Nepal, this is Map 50 of the 57 map set at 1:50,000 scale "attached to the main text on the First Joint Inspection Survey, 1979–80, Nepal-China border." At the top centre, a boundary line, identified as separating "China" and "Nepal", passes through the summit contour. The boundary here and for much of the China–Nepal border follows the main Himalayan watershed divide.
Kangshung Face (the east face) as seen from orbit
Mount Everest with snow melted, showing upper geologic layers in bands.
A yak at around 4,790 m (15,715 ft)
Climbers below the Geneva Spur
Reunion of the 1953 British team
1952 documentary
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Confirmation of the summit obtained by Nepal's Ministry of Tourism
Small avalanche on Everest, 2006
Ascents of Mount Everest by year through 2010
The sun rising on Everest in 2011
Selfie on the summit, 2012
Mount Everest, 2014
The location of the fatal ice avalanche on the 2014 route, and the revised 2015 route through the Khumbu.
Everest, April 2015
Mount Everest in the upper left (March 2018)
Looking up along the southern ridgeline, the face of the Hillary Step is visible. The top of the South-West face is on the left in shadow, and in the light to the right is the top of the East/Kangshung face. In 2016 and 2017 there were serious reports that the Hillary Step was changed, which triggered a big discussion in the climbing community. (2010 photo)
Overview South Col route and North Col/Ridge route
Climber traversing Khumbu Icefall
Mount Everest north face from Rongbuk in Tibet
A view from the summit of Mount Everest in May 2013
The summit of Mount Everest from the North side
From Kala Patthar, Nepal
Climber at the summit wearing an oxygen mask
Available oxygen at Everest
Everest in September 2006
The Khumbu Icefall in 2005
The Western Cwm ("Coom"), with Everest on the left and Lhotse to the right
Photo of a Eurocopter AS350 B3 "Squirrel"
Top down view showing the location of the summit, and its three main faces/sides
Everest base camp
Gorak Shep is about a three-hour walk to South EBC (Everest Base Camp).
A paraglider at Neustift, Tirol, Austria
The Rongphu Monastery, with Mount Everest in the background
1890 graphic with the Himalayas, including Gaurisankar (Mount Everest) in the distance

Nicolson retreated to Patna on the Ganges to perform the necessary calculations based on his observations.

Saraswati by Raja Ravi Varma

Saraswati

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Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning.

Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning.

Saraswati by Raja Ravi Varma
Images of the goddess Saraswati may be found not only in the temples of India, but also in those of Southeast Asia, the islands of Indonesia, China and Japan. In Japan, she is known as Benzaiten (shown), and is traditionally depicted playing a biwa, in keeping with her status as a deity of music, knowledge and all that flows.
Dancing Sarasvati with eight-hands (above) is depicted in three panels of the Hoysaleswara temple, Halebid Karnataka (c. 1150 CE). One of these is shown above. She is in a classical Indian dance posture, and in one of her eight hands she holds a pen, a palm leaf manuscript, a musical instrument and the tools of major arts. The shilpins thus depicted her as the goddess of knowledge and all arts.
A carved idol of the crowned goddess Sharada from late-9th century Kashmir.
Saraswati Puja at Baranagore Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama High School, Kolkata, West Bengal
Saraswathi Devi idol at home.
Statues of Chinese Buddhist gods, with Saraswati in the centre, at Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, China
Statue of Thurathadi at Kyauktawgyi Buddha Temple (Yangon)
Saraswati in an 18th-century C.E. Tibetan artwork, holding a stick zither.

In Vedic literature, Saraswati acquires the same significance for early Indians (states John Muir) as that accredited to the river Ganges by their modern descendants.

Farakka

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Town, with a police station and a post office, not identified in 2011 census as a separate place, in the Farakka community development block in the Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Town, with a police station and a post office, not identified in 2011 census as a separate place, in the Farakka community development block in the Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.

The river Ganges, along with its distributaries, is prominent in both the maps.

Bhishma

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Integral role in Mahabharata.

Integral role in Mahabharata.

Shantanu stops Ganga from drowning their eighth child, who later was known as Bhishma. Painting by Raja Ravi Varma
Ganga handling her son Devavrata to his father. Print by BP Banerjee.
Devavrata taking his oath, painting by Raja Ravi Varma
Bhishma abducting the princesses of Kashi from the assemblage of suitors at their Swayamvara
The sage Narada and the gods stop Bhishma's battle with Parashurama
Yudhishthira with Bhishma, from the Razm-Namah, by Fattu, 1598
Bhishma telling the secret of his death to the Pandavas
An enraged Krishna attacks Bhishma, while Arjuna tries to calm him down
Bhishma on the bed of arrows
Bhishma on bed of arrows depicted in Angkor Wat

According to the legend, Shantanu, the youngest son of the king Pratipa and the king of Kuru kingdom, was on a hunting trip, when he saw a beautiful woman on the banks of the river Ganga.

Kaimur Range

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Eastern portion of the Vindhya Range, about 483 km long, extending from around Katangi in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh to around Sasaram in Rohtas district of Bihar.

Eastern portion of the Vindhya Range, about 483 km long, extending from around Katangi in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh to around Sasaram in Rohtas district of Bihar.

A Neolithic settlement was also discovered in the thick of the alluvium, over the bank of the Ganges at Chirand.

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Megasthenes

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Ancient Greek historian, diplomat and Indian ethnographer and explorer in the Hellenistic period.

Ancient Greek historian, diplomat and Indian ethnographer and explorer in the Hellenistic period.

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He must have then traveled to Pataliputra along the Yamuna and the Ganga rivers.