7 MOST SACRED RIVERS OF INDIA

Turn the pages of history, each time you will found the great civilizations to be originating from a river bank. This is enough to depict the significance of the rivers for human growth. And, in nations like India, the rivers are considered sanctified. On this context, we present you the line-up of the most sacred rivers of the nation.

Ganga River

Ganga River in Haridwar
Ganga River in Haridwar

Post inception from Gangotri Glacier, the river conquers about 2510 Km and finally emerges within the Bay of Bengal. The river does not just have an antique reputation; it holds equally stronger mythological value as well. This is the reason that each day thousands of Hindus take a dip here believing their sins to be washed away.
Buzz parts:

  • Third longest spreading river
  • Comes with number five regarding most polluted river
  • Covers highest number of cities, and responsible for the most number of civilization.

Yamuna River

Yamuna River at Taj Mahal
Yamuna River at Taj Mahal

The Yamuna is the second most sacred river in India after the Ganga. Like Ganga, it is also deeply troubled by the pollution issues. It originates from Yamunotri glacier. The River covers about 1400 Kilometers. The place at which it emerges with the Ganga, also known as Triveni Sangam, witnesses one of the biggest traditional/religious fairs called the Kumbha Mela, where millions of sages take part.
Buzz Parts:

  • Second largest river
  • Considered the holiest and largest tribute by the Ganga

Narmada River

Narmada River
Narmada River

Popularly known as the ‘Life Line of Madhya Pradesh’, Narmada is considered one of the most prolific rivers of the nation. It covers about 1312 Kilometres in the nation and finally merges into the Arabian Sea. Apart from Madhya Pradesh, the states like Maharashtra and Gujarat also grab the best out of it.
Buzz Parts:

  • Comes at number four in the list of longest river of the nation
  • The only river that spreads its arena from east to west
  • Due to its productivity, it is also called the river of pleasure

Indus River (aka Sindhu)

River Dubair Tributary to Indus River
River Dubair Tributary to Indus River

Indus is one of the important names of the rivers not only in India but entire South Asia. Originating from Tibetan Plateau, the river spreads over 3000 Kilometres land. It has got a crucial geographical value as it passes through Pakistan. In fact, it merges ultimately within the Arabian Sea in Pakistan territory.
Buzz Parts:

  • Prime protagonist of Mohenjo-Daro civilization
  • Largest river in Pakistan
  • One of the longest rivers of Asia

Godavari River

Godavari River
Godavari Rail and Road Bridge

Originating in Maharashtra, the river passes through southern parts of India, like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, then the central states like Madhya Pradesh. In the east, it has a little empire in Odisha. Area wise, this is the largest river of the nation holding a proud history for significant contribution to the development of many civilizations.
Buzz Parts:

  • Depicted as ‘the Ganga of South’.
  • Covers highest number of sates
  • A favourite destination for Olive Ridley turtles.

Saraswati River

Sarasvati River Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sarasvati River Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Sarasvati is considered the Holiest Rivers of the nation. It has its mentions in the Vedas (known as the essence of Hinduism). In fact, it is believed that the river is the first to witness human civilization.
Buzz Parts:

  • Holds the credit of Indus Valley Civilization
  • Almost desiccated at present, though some believe it to be Ghagra-Hakra

Kaveri River

Kaveri River
Kaveri River

Originating from Talakaveri, Western Ghats, and the river covers 765 kilometers land prior finally emerging within the Bay of Bengal. The river has a major religious importance in the country as well; rather, Talakaveri itself is considered one of the most religious destinations.
Buzz Parts:

  • Most important river of South India
  • Involved with major hydropower projects
  • Controversial about dispute issues between Tamilnadu and Karnataka

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