Ganga River - The Holy River of Hindus


Ganga river, History of Ganga river, Geography of Ganga river, Main tributaries of Ganga River, Some other tributaries of Ganga River, Depth, height of ganga river

Ganga(गंगा) river - The sacred river of Bihar


History and Geography of Ganga River(गंगा)



Bihar has a network of rivers. This is the most striking feature about the geography of Bihar.

Among the rivers flowing through Bihar, the Gange river(गंगा) is most dominant and then joined by the three mighty rivers, Ghagra, Gandak, and Sone.

Ganga(गंगा) is one of the major rivers of the Indian subcontinent, flowing east through the Gangetic Plain of northern India into Bangladesh. The Ganga river has a great importance for Bihar. Most of its stream is flowing through Bihar. Its length is about 2,510 km, rises in the Uttarakhand state of India, and drains into the Sunderbans delta in the Bay of Bengal. Hindus considered it as a holy river and worshiped it as the goddess Ganga. It has a historical importance for Bihar. The Patliputra(now Patna), now the state capital of Bihar has been located on its banks. Other cities are also located on its banks, such as Hazipur, Munger, etc. The Gange river's Basin drains 1,000,000sq km and supports one of the world's highest density of humans. Its support Bihar in agriculture, mostly.

The average depth of the Ganga river is 52 feet, and the maximum depth is 100 feet.


Main Tributaries of Ganga River


1)Ghagra,
2)Gandak, and
3)Sone

Other Tributaries of Ganga River


1)Punpun from the south in the Patna district,
2)Harohar and Kiul at Munger,
3)Other major ones include, Falgu, Budhi, Chandan, Orhani, Burhi Gandak, Kosi and Mahananda.

Most of these above rivers are snow fed from the Himalayas. An amazing feature of the Gandak is that it is made of 7 smaller streams that join as a one river before entering Bihar from the North and ultimately in the Gange river.


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