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THE SACRED GANGA

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THE WATERS OF THE GANGA

“As the fire burns the fuel, that who baths in the waters of the Ganga, even if he has broken the Dharma during thousands of years, the waters of the Ganga clean his bad links to those actions. In Satya Yuga every place of pilgrimage produced results. In the Treta Yuga the main area was Pushkar; in Dvapara Yuga Kurukshetra and in Kali Yuga, the main Tirtha of pilgrimage is the Ganga.

Only the recitation of the name “Ganga” purifies the sinner. His vision is auspicious. Bathing in it and drinking only a few drops of water purifies seven generations”. Mahabharata – Vamaparva

THE RIVER OF LIFE THAT BRINGS BEYOND THE DEATH:

“Among rivers, I am the Ganga” Shri Krishna. Bhagavad Gita

“The medicine for the spiritual diseases is the water of the Ganga. The Doctor that heals those diseases is not other but Lord Vishnu”. Vishnu Purana

Parvati asked Shiva: “Why do people who bath in the waters of the Ganga remove their sins? Shiva answered: “Those who have faith and devotion benefit from it, others, instead, are more interested in having fun and trivialize”. Shiva Purana. 

THE DAUGHTER OF THE HIMALAYAS

Ganga emerges from the serene atmosphere of Gomukha in the depths of the Himalaya and runs 2,500 km to the Bay of Bengala.

The physical river helps to flourish the economy of the India and the mystic river of Ganga helps the spiritual life of all Vedics and hindus around the world.

At the shore of the Ganga there are established many centers of pilgrimage, holy cities, temples, monasteries and schools for spiritual learning.

According to the tradition, the waters of the Ganga have the magical and powerful property of helping change the karmic reality of the human being during his travel in life, as his transit in his next life.

In the Ganga Utsavas are celebrated, the most important religious celebrations in India, such as the Maha-Kumbha Mela every twelve years.

In the Ganga the ashes of those who abandoned their bodies are offered, after the cremation with the corresponding sacraments.

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