India’s national river is the River Ganga, which is also known in other nations of the world as the River Ganges. It has both spiritual and physical significance.
What is the River Ganga? This river flows through both India and Bangladesh. It is around 2, 525 km in length and its mouth is the world famous Ganges Delta. It has numerous different sources, many of which are glaciers (one example is the Satopanth Glacier).
Why this river is so important in India? This river is sacred in Hinduisim. The goddess Ganga is the goddess of the river. She and the river are worshipped and the water is thought to have healing properties. Physically, the irrigating waters of the Ganga River make India’s lands fertile and abundant in numerous different crops.
The River Ganga is important to all Indians. Both Hindus and non Hindus understand the importance of this majestic river which is very much a symbol of the Indian nation.