Bathing in Mountain River, Nanda Devi Raj Jat, Garwhal Himalayas

Bathing in a Mountain River, Nanda Devi Raj Jat, Garwhal Himalayas

At dawn on the final day of the three week Royal Pilgrimage the devout wash in the icy waters of a fast running river before ascending to their ultimate destination, Homkund, a desolate spot beneath the massive walls of rock and ice at the foot of Mount Trishul.

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Golden Temple in Amritsar: Punjab
Sacred Lake at Rewalsar
Rewalsar: Himachal Pradesh
Sacred Lake at Manimahesh
The pilgrimage to Manimahesh
Manimahesh yatra
Sufi shrine Aishmuqan, Kashmir
Just above Gangotri
Gaumukh, source of Ganges
Nearing the end of trek, Gaumukh
Small temple at Gaumukh
Bhagirathi peaks Gaumukh
Trek to Gaumukh, Himalayas
Trek to Gaumukh
The shrine Baba Reishi
Fisherman Sonepur Mela
Holy bath at Sonepur
Bathing and Prayers, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Rupkund on the Nanda Devi Raj Jat, Garwhal Himalayas
By the Wayside, Royal Pilgrimage, Himalayas
Near Bedni Bughal, Nanda Devi Royal Pilgrimage, Himalayas
On the Royal Pilgrimage: Garhwal Himalayas
Bathing in Mountain River, Nanda Devi Raj Jat, Garwhal Himalayas
Hindu Priest, Meadow of Melancholy, Himalayas
Pilgrims at shrine of Aishmuqan
Boatmen at Sonepur
Pilgrims on ponies Armanath
Pilgrim Armanath
Lakhshman Puri
The Golden Temple, Amritsar
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Milan Bharti making a cup of tea, Varanasi (<a target="_blank" href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Taking a breather on the Armanath Yatra, Kashmir (<a href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
With Nihangs in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (<a href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Photographing as Nihangs leave the mela ground at the end of Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (<a href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
First light by the Ganges in Varanasi (<a target="_blank" href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Meeting and Greeting at Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (<a href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Gurdwara under construction at Shaeedi Bhag, Anandpur Sahib (<a href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Photographing in Varanasi (<a target="_blank" href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Nick Fleming photographing a pilgrim on the ghat s at Varanasi (<a target="_blank" href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)
Near Jammu (<a href="http://dalbirsindia.wordpress.com" target="_blank">Photo by Dalbir Singh</a>)