The Ganga or Ganges is considered to be very sacred in Hinduism and worshipped as Goddess Ganga. There are millions of lives rely on the Ganga who live along its course. Despite severe pollution, the water of Ganga stays pure and clean, this shows the power of Ganges.
The Ganga is a holy river for Hindus to every fragment of its length. All along its course, Hindus bathe in the water of Ganga, paying homage to their ancestors and to their gods by cupping the water in their hands, lifting it and letting it fall back into the river. While going back home from the Ganges, they carry small quantities of river water with them for use in rituals; Ganga Jal, legit “the water of the Ganga.
Holy river Ganga has Her own safety-guard. Ganga has its bacteria called Bacteriophage. It kills other harmful bacteria invading her water. That’s the reason river Ganga water doesn’t get sullied if being kept for a long time. University of Roorkee’s D.S. Bhargava, an environmental engineer, stated that the Ganga is the only river in the world that decomposes organic wastes at a rate 15 to 20 times faster than any other river in the entire world.
Still, we should not take the river Ganga granted, if the mother nature has chosen us, it is our responsibility to take care of her. Pollution had reached to a high extent in the Ganga but in the period of Lockdown, the river herself abated the pollution, anyways, nature finds its way.