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Another face at Har-ki-Pauri

A mistreated goddess

January 13th 2018
The Ganges - iconic, sacred... and polluted. It's yet another of those unfathomable dichotomies that is India. Hindu legend relates how the gods commanded goddess Ganga, a river living in the heavens, to fall to Earth. Ganga didn't really want to leave and, because she was being forced, threatened to destroy all life on Earth by the strength of her flow. Fortunately, as she ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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