Garhmukteshwar -Uttar Pradesh Image Archives Kalpana Image Archives - Images from India

Garhmukteshwar is a little town along the banks of Ganges river in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Ganges is considered sacred in India. Thus, along its banks people come for Hindu religious rites including rites related to prayers for ancestors, birth and death. Garhmukteshwar is about 100 km from Delhi, the capital of India and thus, persons living in Delhi come here for special moments such as mundan ceremony (the first cutting of hair of a child) and for dispersing the ashes of family members who have been cremated.

The images from Garhmukteshwar in this album are from the banks of Ganges river, from a visit in February 2010. Life on the river bank can be very chaotic. Shops on the river bank sell plastic bottles so that persons can take back Ganges water to their homes. Dead persons receive a bath in the sacred river, before their funeral pyres are lit on its banks. People take bath and pray.

Garhmukteshwar is also known for making the colours used for Holi, the festival of colours.

All images on Kalpana are under Creative Commons license. This means that you are free to use them but remember to give credit to Kalpana and provide a link to the page from where you took that picture. All these images are by Sunil Deepak. You can also check the complete index of Kalpana Image Archives for images from other parts of India as well as from other countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas.

If you would like a picture in higher resolution, write to Sunil at sunil(at)kalpana.it

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

Images from Garhmukteshwar, India

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All images on Kalpana are under Creative Commons license. This means that you are free to use them but remember to give credit to Kalpana and provide a link to the page from where you took that picture. All these images are by Sunil Deepak. You can also check the complete index of Kalpana Image Archives for images from other parts of India as well as from other countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas.

If you would like a picture in higher resolution, write to Sunil at sunil(at)kalpana.it

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