hindu devotee meditating - om and swastika symbols (india)

Hindu devotee meditating on a sandy beach on the bank of the Ganges river near Rishikesh (India)

He made a small meditation garden with an Om and a Swastika sign made of grass in the sand.­

baba beach ganga river ganges river garden grass hinduism man meditating meditation om orange rishikesh sand sitting swastika water

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 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