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The Ganges is worshipped as a living goddess, with the power to cleanse all earthly sins.
The daily prayers (aarti) at dawn and dusk serve as salutations to the river. Oil lamps are lit and offered and bells rung while mantras are chanted.
This was on the main ghat Dasashvamedha and hundreds of people gather every night to observe the aarti. The atmosphere is amazing.

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