"Holy men" of the church are not cremated; they are either buried or, like the children, cast into the ganges river.
"I must throw them into the ganges river," repeated the girl.
The view of Benares from the ganges river is an unusually fine one.
But if the ganges river is here, surely this place will do as well as Benares.
"Take me to the ganges river quickly," she demanded, "for I must throw these into the sacred river," and she held out her bundle.
His first wife was the goddess Ganga of the ganges river, and she was divinely beautiful like to her kind.
Benares is the Hindus' sacred city, and the sacred ganges river is lined with temples and bathing and burning ghats.
from Sanskrit ganga "current, river."