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It was 5am at River Ganges,Varanasi ,India. Mystical atmosphere with the sun rise, lots of boats and people starting to gather to wash themselves in the holy river.

From the internet:
River Ganga or the Ganges is a major river of the Indian subcontinent, associated in myth and reality with the land and people of India as well as neighboring countries like Bangladesh. In Hinduism, the river Ganga is personified as Goddess and holds an important place in the Hindu religion. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that bathing in the river Ganga causes the remission of sins and facilitates the attainment of salvation or nirvana. This deep-rooted truth is proved by the fact that people travel from distant places to immerse the ashes of their kin in the waters of the Ganga at Varanasi or other places located on the banks of this holy river.

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ISO: 100
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Comments

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work…. Well done

  • Thanks Callum.

    – patcheah

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.I love India,such a magical country.

    – patcheah

  • handheld-films
    handheld-filmsover 3 years ago

    super shot!

  • Thanks handheld,love India!

    – patcheah

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • moyo
    moyoover 3 years ago

    i love this. you have captured a special mood here.

  • Thank you for your nice comment.Varanasi is a magical place.

    – patcheah

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 3 years ago

  • WOW, Thank you so much,lovely to wake up to this,greatly appreciated :)

    – patcheah

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 3 years ago

    xo

  • Sorry for this late reply.Appreciate your visit and comment : )

    – patcheah

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 3 years ago

    A beautiful image with such wonderful soft light and colour.

  • Thank you for dropping by and your lovely comment. It was a beautiful to be in a boat on the Ganges at dawn,magical!

    – patcheah

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Great Work .!!

  • Thanks for the compliment.

    – patcheah

  • BK Photography
    BK Photographyover 3 years ago

    nice shot…….. love the low light

  • Thanks and nice to see you again. Surprisingly it was such a calm and peaceful morning,so beautiful.During the day India is so chaotic compared to dawn.

    – patcheah

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