The wonder of the Ganges

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Photo and caption by Istvan Kerekes

The girls play happily and enthusiastically in the Ganges river, but the river it is ranked among the five most polluted rivers of the world with fecal coliform levels in the river near the Varanasi (the most sacred place in India) more than one hundred times the official limits. But the Ganges is the embodiment of all sacred waters in Hindu mythology. The opinions about the purity of Ganges river in Varanasi are very contradictory. The Hindu people believe in the power of the purification of the Ganges. Who take a bath in the Ganges, its a fact of the purification of the soul ...

Location: Varanasi / India / 2011


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