sacred banyan tree on the triveni ghat - rishikesh (india)


Large Banyan tree is a Hindu Shrine, on the Triveni Ghat of Rishikesh (India)

The Triveni Ghat of Rishikesh is a sacred place for Hindu people, who come here to pray, make offerings and take a holy dip in the Ganges river.­ It is the largest and most famous Ghat in Rishikesh.­

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Main Bazar Road, Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201, 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.­