Ganges mineral water goes on sale and 100,000 bottles sell out within an hour? How dirty is water of Ganges?
Our mother rivers in China are Yellow River and Yangtze. By nurturing us, they also preserved Chinese civilization for thousands of years. For Indians, Ganges River is their mother, in this basin Indians also created a world-famous civilization and spread it to all parts of world, contributing to development of world culture.
As a result, ancient India became one of four ancient civilizations. Not only astronomy, geography, arithmetic, medicine, religion and other achievements have been preserved here, but countless myths and legends have survived to this day. .
Due to strong religious overtones, locals prefer traditional and ancient customs. Many people have turned these favorite customs into personal actions and have survived. Many customs still correspond to Ganga and have much in common with it.
One hundred thousand bottles of mineral water, which used to be branded as Ganges River, were sold within an hour, indicating that Indians worship Ganges River. Let's look at it together.
1. Introduction to Ganges
The Ganges River, located in South Asia, originates in southern part of Himalayas. Once it was birthplace of religion. Therefore, a large number of religious buildings have been preserved, and many people come here to bow every year.
Since relief of Ganges basin is relatively simple and there are no large drops, speed of river in entire basin is relatively low. The map also shows that Ganges River has many branches, but finally passes through Bay of Bengal into sea.
There are many fairy tales here. It is said that in ancient times river Ganges was not as smooth and gentle as it is now, but, like a young man, current was violent, and it often rushed to shore, causing floods, endangering people's lives, flooding crops that people cultivated so diligently , dies.
To wash away sins of ancestors, ruler asked heavenly goddess to lend a helping hand. Since then, banks of Ganges have become good places suitable for living and planting a person.
Since then, some people began to sacredly believe in this goddess, and thus Hinduism was born. The people living here do not belong to same race, and some of them belong to descendants of the local natives.
Later, for various reasons, people of different nationalities from neighboring countries came and settled here, and they did not refuse to intermarry with each other, so there are quite a few mestizo residents here.
Second, use of Ganges
People's water for domestic use, bathing water and even domestic wastewater are actually the same river, Ganges River, which is difficult for us to understand and accept, but Indians live with water of river Ganges throughout their lives, and water for eating, drinking, bathing and defecation in daily life is also final destination here.
In addition, there will be corpses in Ganges River. Of course, what is contained in water is not necessarily complete, and it can be human dust. Although it looks like a thriller, it is real thing. .
Due to huge population around Ganges, more and more lands on both sides of river have been opened up. The original plants growing in river have disappeared, and some wild animals that once appeared Plants no longer appear, and these wild animals and plants are only occasionally found in some parts of rivers where original ecological preservation is relatively good.
The reason why people use water of Ganges in this way is that besides religious factors, river itself has a very good self-cleaning ability, but untreated industrial wastewater is discharged into river. in large quantities.
And number of Indians is also increasing, and use of river water is becoming more frequent, which exacerbates pollution of river water. So Ganges has now become a river with terrible pollution, but we can find that Indians still use water and bright appearance gives people feeling that pollution is not terrible.
But it's not. Many people in hospital suffer from a number of water related diseases and people die every day due to these diseases, so don't underestimate pollution.
Third, control of Ganges
Some people may ask, since water of Ganges has become so polluted, why didn't officials take action? In fact, officials had already taken measures to reduce pollution when they found that pollution had increased and put a lot of effort into it. But bad situation is that there is not much improvement, and things are going in a worse direction. Now, if you want to completely improve this situation, you need to start with source.
But good news is that situation in Ganges has attracted attention of many people, and some changes have been made to improve it, although it did not return to its original state very quickly, But it certainly much better than worst pollution years.
Judging by some of photos of Ganges River, this is very disturbing and thought provoking. We respect beliefs of different ethnic groups and religions, but we must also achieve a dynamic balance with ecological environment, otherwise earth's environment will be even worse. If it gets worse, then our living space will become smaller. The most common thing is that we can use fewer items that are easy to cause pollution, do not litter or spit at will. Ordinary people make ordinary things beautiful.