Water is life they say. It attracts humans, animals, insects, plants... all forms of life. It provides us with a way of living. River systems have always been a place for societies to settle and build communities, stability and well-being.
The Ganga, India's lifeblood, serves many roles in Indian society. Known for mostly for it's spiritual significance it also provides a hub, a center around which society as a whole can build a "daily life". A place to wash, socialize, hide, play, travel, ponder... it is a fulcrum for a way of life, much like the mountains or the sea shape their surrounding communitites.