Pilgrims were taking a dip in Ramkund, a bathing place on the Godavari River

Pilgrims taking ritual bath at Ramkund
Shot at Ramkund in Nasik, India
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A large number of Hindu pilgrims come to Nasik to bathe. This is because there is a holy place here. The bathing place is located on the Godavari River that flows through the town. The area around the bathing place, called Ramkund, is crowded with pilgrims.

I wondered what the Hindus were hoping for when they came to such a place. Although the religions are different, I don't think there is much difference in what they wish for in Japan and India. I guess they wish for the health of their family, safety on the road, love, good luck in their work, and so on.

I don't know what they are wishing for, but the adults are bathing with serious faces. Looking at them alone, I can understand why this place is called a holy place on par with Varanasi. However, this is only one aspect of Ramkund. I was intrigued to see children happily swimming in the river beside adults who were earnestly bathing. I feel that the depths of Hinduism are such that even a holy place can become a mere playground for children.

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PHOTO DATA

No

5388

Shooting Date

Sep 2010

Posted On

April 11, 2011

Modified On

January 7, 2024

Place

Nasik, India

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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