A river of northern India and Bangladesh rising in the Himalaya Mountains and flowing about 2,510 km (1,560 mi) generally eastward through a vast plain to the Bay of Bengal. The river is sacred to Hindus.
River in N India & Bangladesh, flowing from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal: c. 1,560 mi (2,511 km)
Origin of ganges
From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Gangēs), from Sanskrit गङ्गा (gáṅgā, literally “swift-goer”), from verbal root √gam (“to go”).