5am on the Benares piers

It is 5 am. We woke up early to avoid the heat. Well, kind of since it is still 32C out there. We are not alone as hundreds converge to the piers. They slowly undress, take a bath in the Sacred Ganges and then dress again meticulously. A slow ritual that has been going on for thousands of years. (click on pictures for high res)

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