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    The Ganges River runs over 1500 miles long through India: rising in the Himalayas, and falling in Bangladesh. For the majority of this area, the river is not only a source of water, but it also is mother to the millions of Hindus in India who believe that she is pure and holy. The Ganges river is also subject to have hundreds of carcasses of animals, bodies of humans, and gallons of waste thrown into it on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the cleaning of the Ganges is not an easy process as there have been several failed attempts to work out this problem. The scientific, cultural, political and economic implications and concerns of the issue are all so strong that the solution to the river’s ever declining state of health will most definitely require input from all sides. In the informative narrative The Ganges’ Next Life by Alexander Stille, the issue with…

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    reading indirectly establishes the fact that because India is arguably one of the most diverse countries in the world, it is important to not get overwhelmed by Hinduism’s immense cultural breadth. In the reading, this point was illustrated by John Strachey’s quote, “There is no such country, and this is the first and most essential fact about India that can be learned.” What must have prompted him to believe this is the lack of a common language, religion, and “shared historical tradition.”…

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    Aravind Adiga portrays the use of literary devices in his novel, The White Tiger, when he implements symbolism, and the motif of pairs and dualities. In the novel, Adiga effectively demonstrates how the use of literary devices creates a greater insight into Balram’s view of India in order to engage the readers throughout the book. Balram’s outlook of India is presented through the author’s effective use of symbolism, which engages the readers in understanding Balram’s view. At…

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    The Ganges river is one of the largest and most sacred rivers in the Hindu faith. Located amongst the southern Great Himalayas on the Indian side of the border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the Ganges river is approximately 2,525 km in length, expanding from Northern India all the way to Bangladesh. There are various aspects to the Ganges river that are discussed amongst individuals, such as economical, environmental, spiritual, and physiological aspects. The Ganges, economically,…

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    The core concept of Dharma states that it is a Hindu’s obligation to respect the incarnation of their divine god, could be part of the solution to the environmental crisis in the Ganges River. By utilizing the different meanings of Dharma, we can encourage Hindus to take action and clean up Mother Ganga. As shown in the “A Prayer for the Ganges” by Josh Hammer, the Ganges river is heavily polluted due to the amount of trash disposed into the river each day. For example, people have been throwing…

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    “Saving The Ganges” Current Event In this article “Saving The Ganges” the holy Ganges river is no longer safe to use for cooking,cleaning,drinking,and watering crops.The river is badly polluted because of untreated sewage.This sewage gets dumped into the Ganges then,many people come and use the river for daily use such as washing away their sins (this is done by getting into the river and bathing). Dr. Mishra who used to be a Hindu priest (but is now a water engineer) wants to clean up the…

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    Mercy Mercy Is the only word my lips open to speak? Truth, Is the only word that haunts me! Your hallucinations every time and everywhere are seen by me. Your shrilling cries, give me sleepless nights In this tiny prison cell, I shudder at the thought of that night. The night on which I committed a bloody sin I killed you. In spite of your mother not letting me to I want mercy! O’ God hear my plea O’ my child, What if you were a girl? I should have loved you, kissed and cherished you. But I…

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    Hankin performed an interesting experiment to test if the antibacterial ‘substance’ in Ganges and Jamuna was volatile in nature. He heated the Ganges and Jamuna water in an open and a hermatically sealed tube (Hankin, 1896 and Hankin 2011- this is the English version of the original French paper translated by gangagen.com). He found that the antibacterial activity was retained when the water was heated in the sealed tube, but was lost in the open tube. Although the exact temperature and the…

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    Hinduism Research Paper

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    It’s also a lifeline to many of the Indians who live along it, the indians all depend on it for their daily needs. It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. The Ganges river begins in the center of Himalayas and moves toward north. It brings people together on a cultural and social level, the rich and poor visit the Ganges to worship its divinity. Ganges river is sacred to Hindus because many believe that it is considered to be the extension of God and Lord Shiva. The river represents…

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    Hinduism Research Paper

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    advancement of technology and exposure to western modernization in India has been making a clear impact to not only the environment, but also the lives of Hindus. Hindus highly respect the natural world, and the Ganges River is considered to be the most sacred of all. To bath and drink from its waters is one of the highest forms of worship, and cremating corpses on the Ganges guarantees the soul’s ascension to heaven. Bathing in the Ganges is also another way of automatically purifying sins and…

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