Ganga - A way of life

 Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India
 Altitude: between 2500 to 3000 mtr
₹ 6500 / Pereson
₹ 6000 / Pereson
Ganga - A way of life
Tour Overview
Location

Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India

Duration

2N / 3D

Pickup Location

pickup from railway station, airport or where assigned

Altitude

Altitude: between 2500 to 3000 mtr

Tour Theme
Tour Category

Religeous Tourism

Tour Type

Group, Solo, Family

Place Type

River Side, Mountains

Preferred Weather

Summer, Pre-winter

Inclusions
Sightseeing

Sightseeing Included

Hotel

Hotel Included

Breakfast

Breakfast Included

Lunch

Lunch Not Included

Dinner

Dinner Not Included

Transfers

Transfers Included

Tour Guide

Tour Guide not included

Sports Elements

Sports Not Included

Those moun­tains, coun­tries, cit­ies and Ashrams are blessed where Ganga flows in between. The soul of the sub­stance attains eternal repose what can’t be achieved by cel­ib­acy, aus­ter­ity or sac­ri­fice, the one who resort and per­sist with Ganga. These are the quotes every­where in Hindu Ved and Pur­aans.

There are other geo­graph­ical factors and its advant­ages reflec­ted on the Indian civil­iz­a­tion for cen­tur­ies. The Ganga or Ganges as the Brit­ish have termed it as they could pro­nounce, emerges from Gan­go­tri in Uttarakhand in high moun­tains of Him­alaya and eman­ates to the plains up to Rishikesh run­ning around 250 kms mer­ging vari­ous trib­u­tar­ies in its way and pro­ceed to Ganga Sagar in west Bengal by run­ning another 2300 kms. It has developed many cit­ies and has craf­ted many Civil­isa­tions. Around 10 Lakh (1 mil­lion) fam­il­ies run their live­li­hood dir­ectly in plains by tak­ing shel­ter to Ganga, either from farm­ing, fish­er­ies or con­struc­tion mater­ial sup­plies. Ganga indir­ectly irrig­ates the agri­cul­tural lands of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pra­desh Bihar and West Bengal which means that Ganga affects every body life in north India. There are other hid­den affects like reli­gious or adven­ture tour­ism which motiv­ates people from all over India and the world to bring near it. The Ganga amasses mil­lions of Hindus every year on its banks where people gather in sac­red fairs like Kumbh Mela, Ardh-​Kumbh Mela and monthly Snans. Every­body feels Ganga dif­fer­ently accord­ing to the affects in one’s life but it is true if there were no Ganga in Hindu Cul­ture, the Hindu civil­iz­a­tion would have another face or might be ruined thou­sand years ago. So under pat­ron­age of sac­red Ganga, The Hindu civil­iz­a­tion has nour­ished and flour­ished and given birth to the fam­ous reli­gious places like Rishikesh, Har­id­war, Kashi (Varanasi), Alla­habad etc.

In mod­ern India, the most of elec­tri­city is pro­duced from Tehri dam in Tehri Ghar­wal which is built on val­ley of old Tehri. The other dam built on Man­eri Bhali is built in just 10 kms before Uttar­kashi towards Gan­go­tri. There are other 300 dams are on the way to pro­ceed on river Ganga but too much dams on Ganga will obstruct the water flow and may make our holy Ganga extinct. These are the envir­on­mental con­cerns which are to be focused today to keep its flow unabatedly. The sad aspect is that gov­ern­ments do not plan on long term basis to retain our nat­ural sources, what they do is just to involve in get­ting fast res­ult to evade the cur­rent situ­ation. It is sorry to say, even min­istry of Envir­on­ment in India decides what is com­mer­cially viable or not. There is no law in India to restrict the deple­tion of Nat­ural resources and retain its her­it­age. Many envir­on­ment­al­ists are con­cerned that if there is no check of com­mer­cial activ­ity like con­struc­tion of dams on Ganga, the Ganga will extinct by 2500 AD.

Some spir­itual aspects of Ganga as described in Hindu Pur­aans which made Ganga so import­ant and for that, it is wor­shipped among Hindus and other com­munit­ies from all over the world.

अग्निना दह्यते तूलं तृणं शुष्कं क्षणाद यथा।
तथा गङ्गाजल स्पर्शात् पुन्सा पापं दहेत् क्षणात् ॥

The liv­ing body of the born or bones of dead, which soak in the sac­red water of Ganga, never fall from the para­dise. Those, who resort to Ganga after repent­ance of their sins, get best repose after death. Like sun, which rises by break­ing the dark­ness, the people who take bath in ganga, neg­ate their sins.

गङ्गेति स्मरणादेव क्षयं याति च पातकम् ।
कीर्तनादिति पापानि दर्शनाद् गुरुकल्मषं ॥

The one who remem­ber Ganga dur­ing his last moments, takes utmost tran­quil­ity. The one who resides on the banks of Ganga feels so much eternal peace which can’t be attained by liv­ing in paradise.

स्नानात पानान्च जाहान्व्यां पित्राणां तर्पणाततथा ।
महापातक वृन्दानि क्षयं यान्ति दिने दिने ॥

The appre­hen­sion of Ganga, touch of sac­red water and holy bath in Ganga will redeem the seven gen­er­a­tions before and after one’s life.

 

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