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What is the origin of River Ganga?

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Asked by Prasad Ugaragol, 19 May '08 12:15 pm
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The Gangotri Glacier, a vast expanse of ice five miles by fifteen, at the foothills of the Himalayas (14000 ft) in North Uttar Pradesh, is the source of Bhagirathi, which joins with Alaknanda (origins nearby) to form Ganga at the craggy canyon-carved town of Devprayag. Interestingly, the sources of Indus and the Brahmaputra are also geographically fairly close; the former goes through Himachal Pradesh and fans out through Punjab and Sind (Pakistan) into the Arabian Sea. The latter courses for most of its tremendous length under various names through Tibet/China, never far from the Nepal or Indian borders, and then takes a sharp turn near the northeastern tip of India, gathers momentum through Assam before joining the major stream of the Ganga near Dacca in Bangladesh to become the mighty Padma, river of joy and sorrow for much of Bangladesh. From Devprayag to the Bay of Bengal and the vast Sunderbans delta, the Ganga flows some 1550 miles, passing (and giving life to) some of the most ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 19 May '08 12:17 pm

 
  
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Melting of ice ......has gangothri as the souce.....fored has a rich alluvium a member of indo gangetic plains.
Answered by sangeetha, 19 May '08 12:18 pm

 
  
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gomukh in gangotri region
Answered by vijay kumar malhotra, 19 May '08 12:15 pm

 
  
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Melting of ice
Answered by Ashok Kelekar, 19 May '08 12:15 pm

 
  
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gangotri glacier.
Answered by bhanwar bothra, 19 May '08 12:16 pm

 
  
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GANGOTRI
Answered by Black Thief, 19 May '08 12:15 pm

 
  
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Jata of lord shiva!!
Answered by decentlover, 19 May '08 12:16 pm

 
  
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