Gangotri Glacier is one of the primary sources of the Ganges and it is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers. The terminus of the Gangotri Glacier is said to resemble a cow's mouth, and the place is called Gomukh.

The Gangotri glacier is a traditional Hindu pilgrimage site. Devout Hindus consider bathing in the icy waters near Gangotri town to be a holy ritual, and many made the trek to Gomukh.

The Gangotri glacier...
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