a good read about the river ganges

My intent is to one day travel the River Ganges. It could be the whole river or just a section, time will tell, but some day I will float the Ganga Ma. If you’re interested in the Ganges, this article was just posted on nationalgeographic.com and I thought it was worth sharing.

An Indian boatman sits near the polluted river waters of the Ganges at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers in Allahabad. Photograph by Diptendu Dutta, AFP/Getty Images

“Three sacred rivers meet at Allahabad: The Ganges, born of clear Himalayan tributaries that first trickle and then rage down from India’s border with Tibet; its sister, the Yamuna, which shadows the Ganges to the west before curving past Delhi and the Taj Mahal to join her; and the mythical Saraswati, ancient and invisible, which is said to run beneath the earth.

From the article India Stems Tide of Pollution Into Ganges River. And if you want to watch a great DVD produced by the BBC about this river, check it out at Amazon.com

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