Ganga, the holy Ganges River, springs from the feet of Narayana. She is voluptuous and beautiful, carrying an overflowing pot in her hand. The vessel conveys the idea of abundant life and fertility, which nourishes and sustains all beings in the universe. The second distinguishing aspect of Ganga is her animal mount. She rides a “makara”, a mythological creature having the body of a crocodile and the tail of a fish.