Five people were visiting Rishikesh when they decided to take a dip in the river on Saturday evening.
Devotees celebrated 'Ganga Dussehra' in UP's Varanasi and Uttarakhand's Haridwar on June 20. They took holy dip in river Ganga on the occasion. As per the Hindu Puranas, Maa Ganga descended on the Earth on 'Ganga Dussehra'. "Usually a large crowd gathers here to perform the rituals. But this year because of COVID there is no such gathering," a devotee said. "The Ganga Dussehra is organised keeping in view the COVID protocols," said Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar.
Days after the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) asked a 'detailed report' from Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Friday began the exercise of collating district-wise data of 'unidentified dead bodies or unclaimed corpses' fished out or recovered from Ganga and its tributaries across the state.
9 people lost their lives after a passenger vehicle carrying 15 passengers fell into river Ganga near Patna on Friday morning.
Haridwar reported over 1,000 COVID-19 cases in just two days as lakhs took a dip in the Ganga on the second shahi snan on April 12. On the other hand Chief Minister TS Rawat stroked a controversy by saying, taking holy bath in river Ganga will not spread coronavirus.
The holy dip of Maha Kumbh comes when the country is fighting the second wave of COVID-19. Amid the COVID-19 guideline in place, the general public has been allowed at the Bramha Kund only till 7 am, post which, the area will be reserved for akharas.
Taking a holy dip in River Ganga, donating and performing virtues on the day of Mauni Amavasya is considered very auspicious.
Despite of freezing temperature, devotees took holy dip in river Ganga.
Migratory Siberian birds in large numbers flocked to UP's Varanasi. The mesmerizing view attracted birdwatchers on banks of river Ganga.
One person died and several others went missing on Thursday after their boat capsized in river Ganga in Bihar's Bhagalpur. The incident took place in Naugachhia area in Gopalpur earlier today. The boat had about 50 people onboard.
A boat carrying about fifty people capsized in river Ganga in Bihar's Bhagalpur on Thursday. The incident took place in Naugachhia in Gopalpur.
Upper Ganga Canal will remain closed from the midnight of October 15 to midnight of November 15 for repair and maintenance work ahead of Haridwar Kumbh 2021.
Ghats on the bank of river Ganga have submerged due to increase in water level of the river. People coming to Manikarnika Ghat to perform last rites are facing problems due to the rise in water level.
Devotees took holy dip in River Ganga on the third Monday of pious month of 'Sawan'.
The first showers of the monsoon season also mark the beginning of the 'Sawan' month. Devotees on July 6 took holy dip in Ganga river and offer prayers, on the first Monday of 'Sawan' month.
Birjghat in Uttar Pradesh's Garhmukteshwar which was deserted during the lockdown has started seeing devotees again.
As the industries have been shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government, the water quality in river Ganga has improved in Kanpur. Dr PK Mishra, a Professor at Chemical Engineering & Technology, IIT-BHU, Varanasi, believes that the water in Ganga has improved by 40-50% as these industries are not operating.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed 'aarti' on the bank of river Ganga in Prayagraj on January 29.
Devotees offered prayers on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in UP's Varanasi on January 15.