World Rivers Day 2022: Why we need a new relationship with nature, water and river ecosystems

This article first appeared In Forbesindia On Sept 23, 2022

From her birthplace Gangotri, where the goddess Ganga descended from a lock of Shiva’s hair over 10,000 feet high in the Himalayas, the River Bhagirathi flows rapidly to join with the Alaknanda and becomes Ganga Mata at Devprayag. She merges with other rivers, swells with melted ice and monsoon rain along her way, through valleys and flat plains to the Bay of Bengal over 2,500 kilometers away.

Spiritual guru Sadhguru “Yogi, Mystic, Visionary” and Founder of the Isha Foundation tweeted in May 2018 to his 4 million followers: “Ganga isn’t just a river. She is like our mother.”

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