"The Ganga is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her racial memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India's age-long culture and civilization, ever-changing, ever-flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga."
- Jawaharlal Nehru

 

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14 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

A devotee prays facing the Ganges at the conclusion of the nightly Ganga Aarti Ceremony

14 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi   Ganga Aarti Ceremony

14 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Ganga Aarti Ceremony

14 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Family attending Ganga Aarti Ceremony

14 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Kali Puja

14 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Kali Puja

14 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Kali Puja. Families purchase and decorate large plaster statues of the god Kali in their homes before parading it to the banks of the Ganges where it tossed from a boat into the river

13 November, 2012 - Varanasi   Children celebrate Diwali with fireworks on the banks of the Ganges

13 November, 2012 - Varanasi

Children celebrate Diwali with fireworks on the banks of the Ganges

15 November, 2012 - Ganga, Varanasi

15 November, 2012 - Ganga, Varanasi

15 November, 2012 - Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

One of the hundreds of pilgrims and locals who bathe and pray in Ganges every morning