Global Images Contest 2009-2010

Sunrise on the Ganges


The Ganges River in Varanasi, India, is one of the holiest places in all of Hinduism. Every morning at dawn, Hindus gather at the sacred water to meditate, bathe, wash their clothing, and worship the river goddess Ganga. The colors are bright, the music coming from outdoor shops is dreamy and peaceful, and the fragrance of burning incense fills the air as thousands of people begin their day.

Elizabeth Lewalski '10