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River Bhagirathi

Place of OriginGangotri glacier, Uttaranchal
Length700 KM
ConfluenceMerges with River Alaknanda to form the Ganges at Deoprayag (Uttaranchal)

Religious significance

The river is sacred to the Hindus and is named after Bhagiratha who is credited for bringing the river down to earth.

Ecological significance

The Bhagirathi valley has a rich diversity of medicinal and aromatic plants ranging from sub-tropical to alpine species. It is also rich in wildlife.

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