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Banganga Tank

Banganga Tank. ũWhatsonwhen
photo Manali Jagtap
Banganga Tank in the Malabar area of Mumbai is a sacred pool, surrounded by ancient temples and modern skyscrapers. According to local mythology the water in the pool is from the River Ganges. It sprang forth when the Hindu god Ram stopped at the spot while searching for his kidnapped wife Sita. Exhausted and thirsty, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman shot an arrow into the ground and waters sprang forth from a tributary of the Ganges, which lies more than a thousand miles away.
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