hindu holy bath in ganga river - ghats of varanasi (india)


Hindu people having a Holy bath in the Ganges river at the Ghats of Varanasi (India).­

The big pink columns in the back are water towers.­ Behind them, the Manikarnika Cremation Ghat.­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi.

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Vishwanath Galli, Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Photos taken in the Hindu Holy city of Varanasi - also know as Benares (India).­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi