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Dawn
A Grizzly Bear stands out in the crowd
A church in the heart of Tuscan hills
God lying down
Tiger safari at Pench
Holi Celebrations-2
Holi Celebrations
An Orange Dragonfly
Art studio
Fox Enjoying the Early Morning Sunlight
Poor Farmer
Holier than thou
A Mexican Wolf peeking through the branches at me
Fox Looking Through the Gap in Vegetation
Thou Shall Not Pass
Performing Rituals-3
Performing Rituals-2
Inner Landscape 59
Flower
Resting in the shade
Holy Bath-10
Thirsty
Performing Rituals-1
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Holier than thou

Banaras is the most visited pilgrimage destination in all of India. One of the seven Holy Cities, one of the twelve Jyotir Linga sites and also a Shakti Pitha site, it is the most favored place for Hindus to die and be cremated. Myths and hymns speak of the waters of the Ganges River as the fluid medium of Shiva's divine essence and a bath in the river is believed to wash away all of one's sins. The particular river-side location of Benaras is considered especially potent.

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Gurgaon, India
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2013
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2015, 4:41 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal Length: 45mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO200
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