It is considered the purest and is regarded as a mother. According to Hindu mythology, Ganges originated from the head of lord Shiva and came to earth to bring life on the planet. Till date the ‘Ganga snan’ or taking a dip in the river Ganga is one of the most important rituals that takes place in the country.
So what is the significance of the ‘Ganga snan’?
According to Hindu mythology, Ganges is the holiest and purest of waters, taking a dip in the river cures all diseases and cleanses the human of all sins. An estimated 2, 000, 000 people ritually bathe daily in the river. According to research, The placement of the river Ganges gives the water of the river certain elements which have antiseptic, anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
The 2, 525 km long river That originates from the Gagotri Glacier rises in the eastern Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India. It then reaches West Bengal and divides into two.
Though the Ganga waters today seem to be highly polluted, with wastes, it does not stop believers from taking a dip in its waters each day.
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