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Ganga Aarti SCH00749

At the sacred Har Ki Pauri, these priests engage in the divine ritual of Ganga Aarti. This spiritual ceremony unfolds in the evening, as the priests extend prayers and hymns to the revered Ganges, invoking blessings and purification. Illuminated by lamps, adorned with flowers, and accompanied by synchronized movements, the ritual weaves a tranquil and enchanting ambiance along the picturesque riverbanks

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Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: India
Copyright: © Santanu Chandra