The sun is rising on The Ganges.
India is filled with extremes and The Ganges is a great example. It is the most sacred river to the Hindus. They bathe in it to purify their souls from sin. They make wishes by releasing flower offerings on its waters. They send their loved ones back to it by burning funeral pyres on the banks and laying the ashes in the river. The Hindus believe that doing so will help the souls of their departed go straight to heaven and escape the cycle of reincarnation. The river is one of the most polluted in the world but as the sun rose and cast everything in a pink and golden glow, it was not hard to see and feel how this place makes people feel connected to something greater than themselves.