Purifying Bath in the holy water of the Ganges


The timing of the festival is set according to the Hindu calendar, when the planet Saturn aligns with the sun and the moon. According to tradition, this stellar alignment sanctifies those rivers, giving them qualities of fertility, purity, and abundance. It is believed that immersing in the waters of the holy rivers at this time creates moksha, a release from life, death, and incarnation. This belief drives to the river banks tens of millions of pilgrims and ascetics, often up to one hundred million over the two months of the event, to dip in the river, wash away their sins, and purify their bodies and souls.


The image is printed canvas in three sizes, Available Sizes: 60X90 cm, 80X120 cm, 130X180 cm.

This photo was taken in a high iso and therefore it has a painting effect.

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