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India and the Ganges

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Newly weds bride Sandeep & Shalini Dhyani (centre) having their marriage blessed by a Brahmin priest as their friends joyfully observe in the town of Devprayag a centre for pilrimage in the foothills of the Himalayas,and the confluence of Bhagirathia and Alaknanda tributaries, where the great river Ganges starts..The river Ganges photographed at dawn in the foothills of the Himalayas,near where it starts..The Ganges is 1557 miles long and stretches from the Himalayas to the Indian Port of Calcutta supplying water to one twelth of the worlds population. .  The Ganges is worshipped by the Hindu faith and is believed to be not only a source of life but also able to wash one's sins away, and Hindu's from across the globe make pilgrimage to the river referring to it as Ma Ganga.