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September 29, 2008 Ganga, Kolkata West Bengal, India - PEOPLE ARE GATHERED EARLY IN THE MORNING FOR TAKING BATH IN THE GANGA RIVER.
Ganga is one of the ten most endangered rivers in the world and the principal sacred river in India. Due to the irresponsible behavior of Kolkatian, insensible damage is caused to the Ganga river everyday. Unfortunately at present this major river of India is being polluted tremendously due to the untreated sewage, industrial effluents, factories wastes, domestic wastes. People are freely allowed to dump garbage, flowers, idols of gods and goddesses directly into the river.
Discarding logic and reason, the conditioned minds of the Hindus only attempts to give interpretations and explanations to suit their blind beliefs. For the average Hindu it is not a matter of esoteric interpretation but of simple faith reinforced by popular texts that the goddess-river Ganga is the most accessible and powerful agent of salvation available to him.