The Wheel of Life

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Pei-Yi Su

Daily, on the banks of the River Ganges, countless Hindus bathe in the holy water, the men bare-chested and the woman wrapped in saris. With pious faces, and hands pressed together, the devotees whisper chants of prayer towards the rising sun and dip in the water three times, in accordance with Hindu custom. In the water, concentric circles emanate from the body of the believer, like ripples of reincarnation.

Location: Varanasi, India


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