12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Worshiping The Holy River Ganges

In Varanasi, every evening on the banks of river Ganges prayers are held to worship the river (considered the holiest river by the Hindus). Thousands from within and outside the country gather to watch this spectacular event performed by priests.

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Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Sanjukta Dey