Mythologically, it is said that the holy river Ganga flows carrying the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Followers of the Hindu religion call this holy river "Mother Ganges". The river is also very popular as Vishnupadi among Hindu devotees. The river has immense respect not only in India but across the world. Pilgrims all from over the globe visit Haridwar to experience Hindu cultural traditions and the spiritual Arti of Mother Ganges.
The pilgrims, Rishis, Munies, Pandits and the Hindu religion
professionals take a holly dip into the blessed river. Worshipers
believe that the Mother Ganga washes away the past sins of the followers
as per the Hindu scriptures. It is one of the supreme rivers in India.
The river flows eastern direction through the Gangetic plain and from
the northern side of India it enters into the Bangladesh.
One of the most significant Kumbh Mela happens once after 12 years and
the Ardha Kumbh Mela after every 6 years on the bank of the river Ganga
at the site of Haridwar and the Chhat puja too. Being so popular and
significant its length 2510 kilo meter also compared with the great
rivers of Asia or of the world. The River Ganga is mentioned in
Rig-Veda, it is the soonest of Hindu scriptures. At the time of
Indo-Aryan the Saraswati and the Indus River were the major rivers but
later the three Vedas gave more importance to the river Ganges just
because of its many references.