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Know about Ganga River: Every river in India is considered a form of goddess, one of them is river Ganga, which is considered like a mother. One of the reasons behind the deification of rivers in India is that all living beings in this world get water from these rivers. We all know how important water is for us. Everyone must be aware of the slogan 'Water is life'. Perhaps this is the reason why rivers are named after goddesses. There are many rivers in India, out of which the largest and oldest river is named Ganga. This river is very important from a religious point of view and the stories related to its origin are described in the Puranas.

Who is Mother Ganga's father and husband?
Everyone knows the story of the origin of Gangaji that after the rigorous penance of Bhagirath, Maa Ganga came to earth from heaven. Pleased with the penance of the king, Brahma sent Maa Ganga to earth, but told the king that you can take her to earth, but can the earth handle the weight and speed of Ganga? On this, Brahmaji tells the king that only Shivji can handle the weight and speed of Ganga. In such a situation, you should request Lord Shiva in this regard.

Bhagirath was engaged in a rigorous penance of Lord Shiva, when Lord Shiva was pleased with his penance, the king told the whole thing to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva said that I will handle the weight and speed of Ganga. After this, Lord Brahma released the stream of Ganga from his kamandal, which Lord Shiva tied in his matted hair. Later Lord Shiva freed Ganga from his matted hair.

It is said that after touching Gangaji, Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife. Mother Ganga appeared from the toe of Lord Vishnu, hence she is called Vishnupadi. ​​Lord Shiva accepted Mother Ganga as his wife as a prasad from Lord Vishnu.

Mother Ganga's father is Himavan or Himalayas, so Mother Ganga and Parvati are called sisters. According to Skanda Purana, Mother Ganga is Kartikeya's step mother. When Lord Ganesha came back to life after drowning in the waters of Ganga, he gave Ganga the status of mother. So Ganesha has two mothers, one is Parvati and the other is Ganga. Lord Ganesha is also known as Dwimaatr and Gangay.