All through India, many people observe the Shivratri fast. Such people suffer at both personal and professional front. Many of us think of fasting as a spiritual duty to God, depriving ourselves of food and drink for a period of time in order to prove our love for Him. Prayer And Fasting - Abstaining from food for the purpose of focusing on God.
People Open Holy Bath at Ganga River in India _ Ganga Snan EP - 42
Open bath ganga ghat ganges river holy snan The great river of india, - video dailymotion
Print Email Share. A Hindu woman bathes in the waters of the Ganges River. She is dressed in a cotton sari and her forehead is adorned with the traditional Hindu markings, the bindi and sindoor. Hindus from all over the subcontinent make annual pilgrimages to the many temples and shrines located along its shores and believe it is auspicious to drink, bathe, and, after death, have their ashes scattered in the river. Bathing in the Ganges is a purifying ritual that is thought to wash away a penitent's sins, and spreading one's ashes in the water upon death may improve one's karma and hasten salvation. India's longest river, the Ganges flows eastward from its source in the snow-capped western Himalayas across the plains of northern India until it empties into the Bay of Bengal. During its 1, mile journey, the Ganges passes through the Indian states of Uttarakhand, home to the sacred city of Haridwar; Uttar Pradesh, where the holy cities of Allahabad and Varanasi Benares are located; Bihar; and Bengal, home to India's cultural capital, Calcutta Kolkata.
Women Bathing in Ganga in Varanasi 2010
What is dumped in the river Ganges? Boatman Virender Nishad and the rubbish by the river bank. Credit: Amrit Dhillon. At Assi Ghat, named after the river Assi, which flows into the Ganges near this spot, a herd of buffalo has been brought by their owner to cool off in the river. Submerged up to their backs, they stand, still as statues, in the same water that locals and pilgrims will bathe in.
A year-old woman who was bathing in the Ganga in Patna district was dragged out and raped by two men on Monday, police said, adding the accused filmed the assault and later shared it on social media. In the video, Mahto is seen approaching the woman as she takes a bath and then drags her out and assaults her. She pleads with the two men to release her, saying she was observing a fast for her children and asks them to consider the sanctity of the river Ganga, which she addresses as "mother". But the accused tell her to keep quiet and continue their assault.