I like to start my three week journey to India with the highlight, the city of Haridwar. A about 6 hours drive from New Delhi, through the country side, my eyes were filled with excitement what I saw. In a different post I will share all my experiences of the rural life of India.
Haridwar is located at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya, it is Uttarakhand’s holiest Hindu city and pilgrims arrive here to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges.
Har-ki-Pairi Ghat -the footstep of God- is where is said to have dropped some divine nectar and left behind a footprint. Hindu pilgrims flock here to immerse in the Ganges’s spiritually purifying currents.
To be cleansed, men and young boys are getting shaved..
Every evening as the sun sets bells ring out a rhythm, torches are lit and leaf baskets with flower petals and a candle on top are lit and put on the river to drift away downstream the Ganges.
The Ganges reflecting all colors of the night
A glorious full moon shining over Haridwar
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