The Ganges, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Narmada, and Kaveri rivers have a great religious significance in India. According to religious beliefs, bathing in these rivers provides freedom from all sins. In India, these rivers are worshiped by law. Today we will give you information about these holy rivers. Through this article, we will tell you where these holy rivers of India originate and which states pass through these rivers. At the same time, we will also tell you by which names these rivers are known in different places.
The River Ganges
The Ganges River has the most religious significance. According to religious beliefs, a bath in the Ganges river can get rid of all sins. The river Ganges originates from the Himalayas and merges into the Bay of Bengal via Varanasi, Prayag, and Haridwar. The Ganges is not just a river in India. Ganga is given mother status in India. In India, the Ganges River is also known as Maa Ganga, Ganga Ji, Ganga Mayya, Goddess Ganga. For your information, tell us that Ganga is the third largest river in India and the length of the river Ganga is about 2525 kilometers.
According to religious mythology, the river Yamuna is called the company of Lord Krishna. Yamuna river is given mother status in India. According to religious beliefs, the Yamuna river is a symbol of devotion. After crossing from Yamunotri, the Yamuna river joins the Ganga river at Prayagraj via Delhi, Agra, and Etawah. Yamuna River is also known as "Yamuna Maia" and the length of Yamuna River is 1376 km.
Narmada River has a lot of religious significance. After leaving the Amarkantak place of Mahakal mountain, the river Narmada flows westwards and joins the Gulf of Khambat. Narmada River flows in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and even today Narmada River is specially worshiped in Madhya Pradesh. According to religious beliefs, revolving around the Narmada River provides freedom from sins and attains salvation after death. Narmada River is also known as the "Reva River". Narmada river is also given mother status in India. The Narmada River has a length of 1312 km.
Kaveri is the most prominent river in the South. The Kaveri river, originating from the Brahmagiri mountain, joins the Bay of Bengal, passing through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Kaveri is considered to be the holiest river in South India. Kaveri is also known as the "Ganges of South India". "Tiruchirapalli", a major pilgrimage center for Hindus, is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri. The river Kaveri is also given mother status in India. The length of the river Kaveri is about 800 kilometers.
The Brahmaputra River is considered one of the oldest rivers in India. From the Mansarovar lake of Tibet, the river Nickler Brahmaputra joins the Bay of Bengal passing through Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India. According to religious beliefs, the Brahmaputra river is considered the son of Brahma. The Brahmaputra River is known by different names. The Brahmaputra River is known as ‘Sampo’ in Tibet, ‘Deeh’ in Arunachal, and ‘Brahmaputra’ in Assam and ‘Ya-Lu-Tsang-poo’, ‘Chiang’ and ‘Yerlung Jaigambo Jiang’ in China. The Brahmaputra River in Bangla is also called the Jamun River and the Shok River in Assam. The Brahmaputra River is the second largest river in India and has a length of about 2900 km.