National River- Ganga

2019-08-06 Tue

Our national river Ganga is known for its purity, divinity and nurturing nature, she originates from the Gangotri Glacier as Bhagirathi. Ganga basin is considered as the most fertile basin in the world.

The lifeline for millions of humans including flora & fauna, Ganga is considered the most sacred river in Hinduism. On the gold coin of Samrat Samudragupta goddess Ganga is illustrated quite elegantly, standing on her vahana Makara.

Flowing in India and some parts of Bangladesh, Ganga is measured as the longest river in India and home to endangered Ganges river dolphins. The Indian cities which are famous for being located on the banks of this river are Varanasi, Allahabad and Haridwar.

In 1990 India Postal department has issued 600 Paise commemorative postage stamp depicting Ganga ‘The River of Life’ on it!

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