Rituals by the Ganges

At time of sunset, hundreds of pilgrims converge to the ghats (piers) to perform rituals to honor the Sacred River, the Ganges. Some honor the dead, others bath to purify themselves. Luckily, the river is still clean in Rishikesh (I did also take a bath in it to purify all my sins), it will be another story once we reach Varanasi next week.  (click on pictures for high res)

Pictures #1 and #3 with Leica M9 and 35mm Lux Asph,  #2 and #4 with 50 mm Cron

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