shiva linga and kalash (india)

Small shrine with a Shiva Linga and a Kalash on a Ghat near the Ganges river in Rishikesh (India)

The Kalash is a container of water that is suspended over the Shiva Linga and from which water drips over the Linga.­

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Laxman Jhula Road, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302, India

Photos taken in Rishikesh (India)

Rishikesh is a Hindu Holy city on the sacred Ganges River, at the foothills of the Himalayas.­

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

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.­