River Bathing

Cremation Ganga Seva Nidhi River Bathing Sarnath Varanasi 2006

River Bathing

on the banks of the river Ganges

Varanasi, India



Large throngs gather along the banks of the sacred Ganges River, where terraced landings, or ghats, lead down to the water. Hindus believe that immersion in the Ganges water cleanses them of sins and that death on its banks leads to salvation. The level portions of the ghats are used for funeral pyres.

Photos of the Cremation Ghat





provisions boat










doing the wash







where the boats load passengers for a tour of the river bank


former ghat of a Raja





water intake tower for the city of Varanasi

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