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great task of bringing the Ganga on earth started. Anshuman failed and so
did his son Dilip, but the grandson Bhagirath was very determined who
meditated at Gangotri. After several years of intense meditation, the Ganga
descended from Heaven and remained in suspense in the coils of Shiva's hair.
Now king Bhagirath meditated to propitiate Shiva. Shiva being pleased
released the Ganga as three streams-one of which came of earth in the form
of the Bhagirathi, The Ganga's waters touched the ashes of the 60,000 sons
and they rose to their eternal rest. The slab of stone on which King
Bhagirath in believed to have meditated is called the Bhagirath Shila and is
located near the temple of Ganga.