Soumik Ray (@soumikray)

Ganga Aarti, Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar ||
The sweet chaos
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“Damn, I should have brought my powerbank”
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“Aye wait. I just crossed from here. I remember this huge white showpiece thing”
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“Bhaiya, where exactly is Har ki pauri?”
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“Sir, you’re on the opposite side of this town. It is on the way to Rishikesh”
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“I was just there and someone said...well never mind"
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So, the directionally challenged me finally reached “Har ki pauri” after getting lost multiple times. Am I too dependent on google maps? I wonder
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After having failed miserably to understand and resonate with religious sentiments in Mansa Devi Temple, I decided to leave Hardwar and ride back to Rishikesh. Such a chaos it has been
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“Wait, the aarti” “I’ll just see the aarti” “Will I get to see hundreds of diyas?, I wonder”
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Stupidly running from one corner to other with a camera in hand and a go pro in other, I struck a conversation with one of the gentlemen there. “Beta, Har ki pauri means Lord Shiva’s step”, he says. With a rather curious mind, I went to the other side and started observing my surroundings. What is the best part? I wonder
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Amidst the sweet chaos, huge fire balls and the melody of tingling bells soon dominated the murmurs. The diyas were lit, the hymns and prayers reverberated in the air creating a pulsating drone. Adding to the aura, was the sweet fragrance of incense sticks and fresh flowers. Damn. It is something
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“Excuse me? Can I come front? I would like to experience this. I can't see anything”, I asked
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Slowly, everyone gathered. People started lighting the diyas. I already see a diya or two floating. Two became ten and soon I just lost the count. Such an enthralling experience it has been
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I took a vantage point somewhere and spent a few moments in retrospection. I’ll just let it soak in for a while. The faith and belief here is contagious you see. Afterall, it’s the holy city of Haridwar.

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Andrei Kot (@cat_andreas)

Садху на улицах Харидвара не такие пугливые, как в Дели, спокойно разрешают себя снимать
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Andrei Kot (@cat_andreas)

Куда же без селфи? Не сделаешь селфи - никто и не поверит, что был в Индии)))
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Andrei Kot (@cat_andreas)

Как же тут всё просто... Устал - отдохни. Налог на тунеядство?! - нет не слышали
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Andrei Kot (@cat_andreas)

Привычная картина индийской улицы. Температура +20, в Индии зима. А как там в Беларуси?
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