Vamana – 5th incarnation of Lord Vishnu – covering earth to heaven in a single stride.
Ganga book series by Harish J.
Demon-king Bali accepts to offer the three strides alms asked by the dwarf priest incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu – Vaman. Vaman began to grow gigantic and covers earth to heaven in a single stride itself. Lord Brahma, the creator, washes the foot of Vaman with holy water from his kamandal. From this holy water Goddess Ganga is born.