young indian woman making an offering on the ganges river - triveni ghat (india)

Young Hindu woman puts an offering on the Ganges river, at the Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh (India)

Floating offerings are made of a leaf, marigold flowers and other small gifts to the Gods, and have a little candle wick that is lit-up and burns while the offering is floating away on the river.­

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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Route Asthapath, Mayakund, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201, India

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