Goddess Ganga - The river of heaven, the milky way.
There was a request from the gods that Ganga visit the earth. Her compassion for mankind leads her on the journey. However, her fierce power presented with a dilemma as the earth could be destroyed. Shiva was the only one who could catch her, and so he did while sitting at the top of Mount Kalish - the highest peak closest to heaven. The long tangled hair on Shiva's head would provide the channels for the rivers to flow so the earth would not be overwhelmed. Mother Ganga becomes a permanent fixture upon the earth as the River Ganga. A love for the souls of humanity, she provides a place for the soul to be purified.
Mary Jane - Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com