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Few rivers have a name as iconic as the Ganges River in India.
At over 1550 miles (2,500 kms) long, it winds its way from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, passing a population of over 650 million along the way, making it the most populated river basin in the world.
But there is more to the Ganges than just a body of water meandering through the landscape.
In this episode, Thom brings his beloved Ganges to life. He explains why she plays such a significant role in the spiritual life of Indian citizens and visitors who come from around the world just to bathe in her icy waters.
Thom leaves us in no doubt that the Ganges will justifiably play a pivotal role in our upcoming 2023 retreat in Rishikesh.
If you'd like to attend the retreat with Thom in Rishikesh India from January 8th to 18th, 2023, please visit Thom's website for more details, https://thomknoles.com/india-retreat/ or follow the link in the show notes.
[00:00:45] Mother Ganga
[00:03:17] The Goddess Whom Everyone Can See
[00:05:25] Taking a Dip in Ganga
[00:07:19] An Invitation from Swami Kailashanand Giri
[00:09:06] Removing Karma from the Physiology