Ganga river system of India & Nepal
3-6 meter (Male), 2.5-4 meter (Female)
Population (Wild) in the world around
less than 200
Did you know
Gharial is only survivor of Gavialiade family
Conservation & Population Status
Why Gharial are important?
Gharial, a mythical creature, is revered as the vehicle (vahana) of Ganga (River Deity) and Varuna (God of winds). Traditionally the animal has been identified with water, the source of all existence and fertility. It is the insignia of Kamadeva, God representing love and lust, and Kama’s flag (dhwaja) is known as Karkadhvaja i.e Gharial depicted on the flag.