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gan·ga

, ganja (gang'gă),
An extract of the flowers of Cannabis sativa (Indian hemp or hashish) that grows in India, Persia, and Arabia.
See also: cannabis.
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The Chambal River, home to a variety of bird and animal life, is also one of the last vestiges of the endangered Ganges river dolphin.
Bathing in sacred water plays a central part in the Hindu religion, with many believing a dip in the holy Ganges river can cure diseases as well as wash away sin and break the cycle of life and rebirth.
Pandaw Cruises Pandaw Cruises, which specializes in exotic Asia voyages, has cancelled all 2010-11 cruises on the Ganges River in India.
Summary: Thousands of Hindus have braved chilly winds to wash away their sins in the icy waters of the Ganges River.
In India, the eclipse gave an added auspicious edge to the Kumbh Mela festival where thousands of people immerse themselves in the Ganges river, an act believed to purge all sins.
One of the best views appeared to be in the Indian town of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges river, sacred to Hindus.
One of the best views, shown live on television channels, appeared to be in the Indian town of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges river, sacred to devout Hindus.
The most sacred city in India, Hindu pilgrims come here from across the subcontinent to shave their heads, pray, and bathe in the holy Ganges River.
A memorial service will be held there today before an expected funeral on the Ganges river in India, a spokesman said.
After cremation, scattering of ashes will be in the Ganges River.
The 139 paintings by Indian Expressionist painter Manu Parekh reproduced here share a single subject: the holy site of Banaras, the city on the Ganges river where Hindus hope to scatter their remains and that is home to 1,500 temples and mosques.
Ravi noted that before his prayer, Zed sprinkled some water from the Ganges River, which Hindus consider sacred.