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GĂ´nga), is the largest river of the Indian subcontinent by discharge. The 2,510 km (1,560 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Uttarakhand. It has long been considered the holiest of all rivers by Hindus and worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically: many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Patliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Allahabad, Murshidabad, Berhampore and Calcutta) have been located on its banks. The Ganges Basin drains 1,000,000-square-kilometre (390,000 sq mi) and supports one of the world's highest density of humans. The average depth of the river is 52 feet (16 m), and the maximum depth, 100 feet (30 m). The river has been declared as India's "National River".[1]

The photograph is one of bank of the holly river & indicating how the Indians are associating their daily life with the same.

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  • Copyright: Billay Chattopadhyay (billay) (69)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-23
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-10-12 21:54
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