Pilgrim bathers

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Photo and caption by Istvan Kerekes

An holy bath in the Ganges river, especially at Varanasi is deemed as most auspicious. The pilgrims believed that – one bathing in river Ganges at Varanasi washes them from the evil. Kartik Purnima is considered to be the most sacred ritual bathing religious ceremony in India. Kartik Purnima is celebrates every year on the full moon day in November in the most holy city of India, in Varanasi where thousands and thousands of pilgrims people congregate on this day on the ghats of the river Ganges, and in the Ganges river to do a prayer and to take a ritual bath in the river ...

Location: Varanasi / India / 2011

 

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