Published on 5th February 2018

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  • The Ganges River is a symbol of Indian civilization as old as Athens and Jerusalem, a source of poetry and legend, now on the brink of an ecological crisis. For centuries people have journeyed here to the heart of Hindu culture in India.

  • At 18 km from the border with Bangladesh, India has built the great Farakka dam that diverts most of the waters of the Ganges to Calcutta.
    As a result of this work, during the dry season the river flow in Bangladesh fell by 70%.
    The Ganges in recent years has begun to change the course of the river in the vicinity of the dam. Here you can see a strip of land in the middle of the river came out

  • Every year, during the dry season, the river on the Bangladesh Border dries up due to the farakka Dam being closed on the Indian border.

  • Bani Shanta, where the Ganges enters into the Sunderbans region, young women trying to catch small fish close to the riverbank.

  • Devotes during the Diwali festival in Varanasi

  • The Ganges River is a symbol of Indian civilization as old as Athens and Jerusalem, a source of poetry and legend, now on the brink of an ecological crisis. For centuries people have journeyed here to the heart of Hindu culture in India.

  • an outdoor makshift laundry for hotels along the Yamuna river, feb 2014

  • an iceberg of foam form Chimical Waste dumped by factories along the Yamuna river.

  • Men gather sand illegally from the bed of the Ganges. Sand is often stoeln during the dry season and sold to contrustion companies.

  • refreshment stall along the Ganges river in Patna, Bihar, India

  • Devout Hindus' performs the sacred ablutions in the waters of Varanasi,
    “Nowadays, the Ganges” - Gopal Krishna writes “that is a source of life in northern India, has become a symbol of the greatest ecological disaster in the country, since the last hundred years. Every minute in the Ganges basin, one people dies of diarrhoea and, every year, eight out of ten people suffer from intestinal”attacks. Water pollution produces harmful effects on human health, altering the food chain, encouraging the increase of cancer, respiratory and kidney diseases, and affecting deeply the local ecosystem

  • an outdoor makshift laundry for hotels along the Yamuna river,

  • Horse used to transport the devotees along the banks of the Ganges River,

  • woman poses for a picture at the point of entrance to the Sunderbans in bangladesh

  • an iceberg of foam form Chimical Waste dumped by factories along the Yamuna river.

  • Gangotri Glacier (S is located in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India in a region bordering China. This glacier, one of the primary sources of the Ganges, is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers.
    The terminus of the Gangotri Glacier is said to resemble a cow's mouth, and the place is called Gomukh or Gaumukh.
    Gomukh, Is the precise source of the Bhagirathi river, an important tributary of the Ganges. Gomukh is situated near the base of Shivling; in between lies the Tapovan meadow.
    The Gangotri glacier is a traditional Hindu pilgrimage site. Devout Hindus consider bathing in the icy waters near Gangotri town to be a holy ritual, and many made the trek to Gomukh, with a few continuing on to Tapovan.

  • Hindu devotees bathe in the Ganges during the Kumbh Mela.
    Kumbha Mela is celebrated every three years and rotates among four Indian cities, it takes place at the confluence of the three sacred rivers (Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasnati). Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees take the ritual bath in India's holy Ganges river, they believe it washes away sins.

  • The Tehri dam, one of the most impressive dams in all of Asia.

  • Hindu devotees bathe in the Ganges during the Kumbh Mela.
    Kumbha Mela is celebrated every three years and rotates among four Indian cities, it takes place at the confluence of the three sacred rivers (Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasnati). Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees take the ritual bath in India's holy Ganges river, they believe it washes away sins.

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