Hi! I am ganges river or ganga river, considered to be the sacred and pure. I am worshipped by many people and they believe that bathing in my river washes away their sins that shows them a way to attain moksha... The path I follow is from Himalayas...I get merged with Bay of Bengal partly.. My parents are Himavan and Menavati. I have a son whom most of you remember Bheeshma(the great aacharya from Mahabharata) I was brought to Earth by a great person Bhageeratha whose efforts are well known and well said in ancient scripture. He brought it to cleanse the souls of his fore fathers with a lot of hard work. He faced many hardships like Shiva trapped me(Ganga) in his hair when I could not control water flow..To avoid destruction, he imprisoned me in his hair... As bhagiratha brought me to Earth, I am also named Bhageerathi.. My another name is Jahnavi...While I was rushing to Earth, my waters created turbulence and caused destruction to fields. On seeing this sage Jahnu , drank away my whole water in anger. Gods and bhagiratha prayed to him to release me. He released me from his ears.. So I am Jahnavi (daughter of sage Jahnu) People come for Kasi to see me and attain punya..Since they believe I make them pure by washing away all their sins after they take dip in me for certain days and help them liberate from birth and death cycle i.e. to attain moksha, they consider me purest form. Also devotees offer me aarthi which is very famous. They name it as Ganga Arati. The End ******* Thank you for reading!! Hope you liked my story.. Meet you all again with new contents😊💐
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