/ Village: Varanasi
Feature: Rituals & Religion / Rajesh's Day
Indians believe that the Ganges, the sacred river that runs through Varanasi, has its source in the footprints of Shiva, and that bathing in the Ganges cleanses all the sins. Visiting Varanasi at least once in a lifetime is every Indianís goal, and dying there insures the greatest chance of moksha (release from the cycle of rebirth). Rajesh always starts his day with ritual bathing in the sacred river.