Why is the Ganges River Important?


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The Ganges River begins where the Bhagirathi River and the Alaknanda River meet. These two rivers come from melted snow from what mountains?

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1. For prayers and rituals, what percentage of the water used must be from the Ganges River to retain its sacred properties?

2. What do Hindus believe about the ritual bathing in the Ganges River?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why is the Ganges River so important? Gauge your knowledge of this river and its role by using the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll see these topics on the quiz:

  • Why the Ganges River provides people with some of the richest farmland in the world
  • Hindu beliefs about the ritual bathing in the Ganges River
  • Mountains that helped create the Bhagirathi River and the Alaknanda River from melted snow
  • Percentage of water in the Ganges River that must be used for prayers and rituals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the sense that the Ganges River Dolphins lost because of this river's murkiness
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the Ganges River and its significance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why the Ganges River provides rich farmland to its people and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Examine the lesson called Why is the Ganges River Important? to review more about the following topics:

  • How early civilizations benefited greatly by being near rivers
  • Where the Ganges River is located
  • The size of the Ganges River
  • Ganges River mythology