Purification Rituals in Ganges

In his boyhood the athletic Shyamacharan Lahiri used to swim to a distant ghat and back again against the strong current of the rainy season.
On this picture a devotee of God is seen doing his ablutions and prayer offerings in the holy river.
Varanasi has always attracted a large number of pilgrims and worshippers from time immemorial. The number of temples in the city is estimated at 23,000.

In his boyhood the athletic Shyamacharan Lahiri used to swim to a distant ghat and back again against the strong current of the rainy season. On this picture a devotee of God is seen doing his ablutions and prayer offerings in the holy river. Varanasi has always attracted a large number of pilgrims and worshippers from time immemorial. The number of temples in the city is estimated at 23,000.