The Ganges River is sacred to Hindus like these women in Varanasi, India. Pilgrims travel thousands of miles to pray and bathe themselves in the river as part of a purification ritual.

Photograph by Dominique Thuot, MyShot
Our media can be used in a variety of contexts—from media spotlights to encyclopedic entries to lessons. From this page, check out the different ways you can use this .

Other Pages That Use This Item

river Encyclopedic Entry

Best For
5 - 12 and up

Earth Science, Biology, Geography

Appropriate For

  • Educators
  • Families
  • Students

A river is a large, natural stream of flowing water. Rivers are found on every continent and on nearly every kind of land.