By : Kunal Thakurani

12 Sacred Rivers of Bharat Revered in Hinduism


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Flowing from the Himalayas, the Ganga is considered the holiest river. Bathing in its waters is believed to cleanse sins, and its banks host numerous religious ceremonies.


The Yamuna, associated with the playful legends of Lord Krishna, is revered for its purifying properties and plays a significant role in Hindu rituals.

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Though mostly mythical, the Saraswati River holds immense significance in Hindu scriptures as the river of knowledge, wisdom, and purity.

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Known as the "Dakshin Ganga," Godavari is one of the longest rivers in India and is revered for its spiritual significance in Hindu mythology.

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Associated with Lord Krishna, the Krishna River is considered sacred and is mentioned in various Puranas, symbolizing purity and divinity.

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The Bhagirathi River, one of the primary tributaries of the Ganga, holds great religious importance, especially at Gangotri, where it originates.

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Often called the "Reva," the Narmada River is worshipped for its sanctity, and a pilgrimage along its banks is believed to cleanse one's soul.

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