Holy waters celebrated

Hindu devotees take a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for the Ganga Dussehra festival, in Allahabad, India.

Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered as the most sacred and the holiest river.

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The water of the Ganges is worshiped in sealed containers in every home, and sprinkled as a benediction of peace. Picture: Rajesh Kumar Singh.