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India - Haridwar - 011 - Sunset pujas, prayers and offerings | by mckaysavage
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India - Haridwar - 011 - Sunset pujas, prayers and offerings

Really hard to capture, the sunset pujas on the Ganga in Haridwar. It was great to be able to watch, absorb and be a part, apart from the predatory Brahman priests guilt-tripping foreigners into paying exorbitant dontations for prayers for family, "how much is the well-being of your family worth" they literal push. All I wanted was to share in this holy ceremony and maybe put my own litle leaf and flower boat into the holy river, offering a few prayers of my own to this revered place. But dollar signs always get in the way... sigh. It was lovely other than that.

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Taken on December 7, 2007