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In Hinduism, sadhu, or shadhu is a common term for a mystic, an ascetic, practitioner of yoga (yogi) and/or wandering monks. The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving the fourth and final Hindu goal of life, moksha (liberation), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Sadhus often wear ochre-colored clothing, symbolizing renunciation.

Scenic view from the river on Ghat with crowd. Sunset colores the temples. Varanasi known as Banaras is the holies city in India. It is on the banks of the river Ganges where the special funeral ritual, cremation goes on for purifying and final releases of the spirit from the body.

Varanasi, India - October 05, 2015: Pilgrims in Dashashwamedh Gha at the Ganges river in Varanasi . This is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and also the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism and so the most important pilgrimage place for hindus. Many ghats, embankments made in steps, are placed in one of the river sides and it is where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions.

Varanasi, India - February 11, 2011: Pollution in the river Ganges continues unabated, despite being the holiest of all rivers for most Indians. The river continues to act as the dump yard of all wastage including industrial wastes. Though each subsequent government earmarks millions of dollars for cleaning the river, noting is being being on the ground and the money goes into corruption.

Going on pilgrimage is a sacred duty for many faiths. he River Ganges is important in its own right. Some Hindus believe that it flowed from heaven to purify humans. Sometimes the river is represented in female form because many Hindus refer to it as 'mother Gangaa'. There are various locations along the River Ganges which can attract millions of pilgrims. Many Hindus believe water from anywhere on the River Ganges is purifying and holy.

November 16, 2010. Varanasi, India. It is located next to the Ganges river, which is considered sacred by the Hindus, and has hosted people from all over the country to worship here for thousands of years. Along the river are Ghats where Hindus take their sacred baths.

Uttaranchal, India. Green hills green trees green forest green mountain.and river. Uttaranchal is an important adventure and pilgrimage destination in India, that was crafted out of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000. With its layers of green and snow mountains, Uttaranchal is ideally located at the foothills of the Shivalik. Being a perfect combination of nature, wildlife, adventure and pilgrimage, the state tourism board promotes all these facets. All the tourists are recommended to take up tours of Uttaranchal to enjoy the most exotic hill stations of India.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India - June 1, 2017: Ganga Aarti begins every day at sunset at Rishikesh. An aarti is a devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering. It's usually made in the form of a lit lamp, and in the case of the Ganges River, a small diya with a candle and flowers that's floated down the river. The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga, also affectionately referred to as Maa Ganga, goddess of the holiest river in India.

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