Ganges is the river originates in the Himalayas after the confluence of six rivers. It flows across Nepal, India, Bangladesh and has been considered as a holy river that gestates and cultivates Hindu people from generations to generations.
Ganges travel, India Tourist Attractions
The river shares the same name with the river God as "Ganges" which seems graceful and powerful in soundness. Actually, it is. It supports one of the world's highest-density human populations and it also derives two of the most important religions, Buddhism and Hinduism.
River-God "Ganges" in Roma
Along with the kilometers of the river, there're lots of holy cities fullfilled with millions of people who believe in Hinduism and Buddhism. Hindu belief holds a bathing in the river (especially on certain occasions) causes the forgiveness of sins and helps attain salvation.Munchen
Ganges Tourist Attractions, India
A public prayer in Haridwar
Many people believe that this will come from bathing in the Ganges at any time.
View of Evening prayers at Hari-ki-pairi in Haridwar
People travel from distant places to immerse the ashes of their kin in the waters of the Ganges; this immersion also is believed to send the departed soul to heaven.
People performing Hindu ceremony at one of the ghats of Varanasi
Among all the holy cities along Ganges river, Varanasi is the most famous one. It's known as the city of temples.
If you ever have a chance to visit Varanasi, please be sure to have a Hindu ceremony with the residentials there.
A lot of Chinese don't give too much respect to people from Indian or other countries around. For me, most of the indian people are poor but nice and prayerful. They are as smart and diligent as our Chinese, who are raising up in the fast developing world based on a long and colorful history.
When you put yourself out there by the Ganges, you may think the same thing as I do. Hope you all enjoy the photoes and be touched by a different but similiar greatness as we are both proud of.