A boat ride down the river Ganges, India

We had this option to take a ride down the river Ganges.  What is unusual about this boat ride is that we were given lit diyas that we were expected to lower in the water. 

River Ganges is holy for the Hindus and dead bodies are thrown in there. We just wanted to have this rare experience and we opted for it  It was early in the morning but I must admit those lit diyas floating on the river were a sight to behold. 

There were countless boats and my husband even had a swim in there something that I thought was not a wise thing as there were reports that the water was polluted.  Fortunately all was well. 

  • Do you have rivers in your country that are considered holy?

    • Yes
    • No


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