Prayer printed on one side and Mantra on other side.
The River Ganges, also called the Ganga, is perhaps the holiest river in any religion.
Though it is also likely one of the most polluted rivers in the world, the Ganges is of immense significance to Hindus.
The Ganges originates from the Gangotri glacier at Gaumukh in the Indian Himalayas at 4,100 meters (13,451 feet) above sea level and flows 2,525 km (1,569 miles) across northern India before meeting the Bay of Bengal in east India and Bangladesh.
As a river, the Ganges contributes to more than 25 percent of India's total water resources.
Hindu legend attributes many holy qualities to the River Ganges, even so far as to sanctify it as a Goddess. Hindus view the river goddess Ganga as a fair-complexioned beautiful woman wearing a white crown with a water lily, holding a water pot in her hands, and riding her pet crocodile.
The Ganges is therefore worshiped as a deity in Hinduism and respectfully referred to as "Gangaji" or "Ganga Maiya" (Mother Ganga).
Ganga, "the Swift Goer" is the Hindu Goddess of the holy Ganges River, Who purifies with Her touch. She is the daughter of Mena and of Himavan, God of the Himalaya Mountains, and is sister to Parvati, the wife of Shiva, Who takes many forms, including Uma.
Ganga's waters descend from the heavens, flow across the earth, and eventually find their way to Patala, or the Underworld (some say the bottom of the ocean).
When She first fell from Heaven, the Gods feared that Her torrent would be too powerful and would flood the earth, so the God Shiva volunteered to help.
He placed Himself below Her cascading waters as a buffer, and Ganga fell upon His hair, which on the ascetic Shiva was so tangled it was years before She found Her way out.
Some statues of Shiva show a little Ganga-figure peeking out from His hair.
Eventually She was divided into seven streams to lessen Her impact.
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