World-Saving SageHe came up with a plan to divert the Ganges from Heaven to Earth. This stopped world destruction by washing everything away, and cured a very serious drought.
His diverting feat was accomplished with the help of SHIVA who had to take the weight on his head so it was divided and diverted into seven streams.
After this civil engineering feat BHAGIRATHA went on to father 60,000 sons so that enormous crowds could turn out and worship on the banks of the Ganges.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 153
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