ganges

Receding Gomukh , do we even know about the coming threat ??

Today I read one article in TOI about the changes that we are imposing on Gangotri and the source of Ganga , Gomukh. As Swami Sukhananda tells Gomukh is receding more than 10 meters per year. This is really alarming rate. In last 50 years Gomukh has receded 4 Kms. This number is just an approximation as this is only the recorded data of 20 25 years. These are clear evidences of global warming. As such this is a global issue and India alone can not be responsible for this. What we can do in such scenario ?

Conservation of Ganges dolphin

 


Millions of Indians along the banks of the 2,500 km (1,550 mile)-long Ganges depend on the river, but unchecked levels of agricultural, industrial and domestic waste have poured in over the past decades, threatening the wildlife.

Varanasi

There are few places in India are as vivid, compelling or spiritual as the bathing ghats facing the Ganges in Varanasi. The city of Shiva is one of the holiest places in India, where Hindu pilgrims come to bathe away a lifetime of sins in the Ganges or to incinerate their loved ones.The city is an epitome of the Hindu universe, a very thin line between the physical and spiritual worlds, and the Ganges is viewed as a river of salvation, an eternal icon of faith to past, present and future generations.

Allahabad

Allahabad holds an important place in the Hindu religion and indian history It’s here that two of India’s most significant and holy rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, meet. The mythical Saraswati River (River of Enlightenment) is also believed to join them here. On the banks of this confluence the biggest gathering of humanity in the world, the Kumbh Mela, takes place every 12 years,Allahabad’s grand Raj-era building(belongs to Nehru family), Mughal fort,tombs also attract travellers