Saturday, December 5, 2009

Washing Away our Sins

Following the wedding, we visited the holy cities of Haridwar and Risihikesh located near Saharanpur and along the Ganges River.  In the morning, we we took a holy dip in the Ganga with the family -- freezing cold, but so much fun!!

The water of the Ganga is believed to have the power to cleanse the soul of all past sins and Haridwar (literally “Gateway to God”) and Rishikesh have great religious significance because of their importance in the ancient Hindu scriptures. So naturally we visited several famous temples and attended the aarthi held at sunset on the banks of the Ganga in both cities.

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