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The holy Ganga, from Varanasi to the Sea

“The holy Ganga, from Varanasi to the Sea”, Hinduism Today, January 1, 2023:

“For the millions of devout Hindus living close to Ganga, every day is full of blessings from the sacred river. Our story takes us 1,200 miles down narrow roads from Varanasi to the Bay of Bengal, exploring the temples and ashrams that hug its banks.

The abundance of Ganga is evident in the thousands of square miles of fertile land along its shores. Fifty percent of India’s food supply grows in these rich alluvial soils, which are replenished each year during the monsoon rains.

On February 20, 2021, i commenced a  pilgrimage down the Ganga from Haridwar to Gangasagar, where the river enters the Bay of Bengal. I had just reached Varanasi when Covid-19 interrupted my journey. I described that first part of the pilgrimage in the July/August/September 2021 issue of Hinduism Today. Now, with the easing of the pandemic, I had the green light to complete my pilgrimage….”

Read the full article at Hinduismtoday.com

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