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Ganga River

Alaknanda Cruise sails on the Ganga river after it resumes sevices for tourists yesterday, in Varanasi.

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Boats anchored along a deserted bank of River Ganga on the World Tourism Day, in Varanasi.

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BJP workers perform 'Dudh Abhishek' on the bank of Ganga river to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday, in Varanasi.

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A man cleans mud from the stairs at a Ganga ghat after flood water receded, in Varanasi.

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People row their boats on the River Ganges in Prayagraj. Heavy monsoon rains have raised the water level of the Ganges River.

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Boats anchored along a flooded bank of River Ganga following heavy rainfall, in Varanasi.

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A low lying area submerged in flood waters of the River Ganga following heavy rainfall, in Prayagraj.

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Villagers carry their belongings as they move from a low lying area submerged in flood waters of the River Ganga, following heavy rainfall, in Prayagraj.

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Flooded Ganga Ghat, owing to heavy rainfall, in Varanasi.

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Flooded Ganga Ghat, owing to heavy rainfall, in Varanasi.

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A temple submerged in flooded Ganga river following heavy rainfall, at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi.

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Flooding in low lying areas after water levels started rising in the River Ganga following heavy rain, in Prayagraj.

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A view of flooded Ganga ghats following heavy rainfall in Varanasi.

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Workers ferry sand excavated from Ganga river on a boat, in Patna.

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Villagers travel through the swollen Ganga river on a boat, in Patna.

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Mahant Ravinder Puri and other seers carry water collected from the Ganges as they depart for Ayodhya for the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Haridwar.

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Security personnel urge devotees to return to their homes as they take a dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of 'Sawan Somwar', during Unlock 3, in Patna.

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VHP workers and sadhus pose for photographs as they collect water and clay from the banks of the Ganges, to be used in the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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Workers unload sand from boats as part of alleged illegal excavation of sand from Ganga river, during Unlock 2, in Patna.

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Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Mourya presents 'Ganga-jal kalash' (holy water and sand of Ganga River) to VHP leaders for the construction of Ayodhya's Ram Temple, in Haridwar.

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Fishermen row their boat in the river Ganges as they return after the day's work in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

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People harvest vegetables on the banks of the river Ganges in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state.

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A aerial view of flooded Bind Toli area along the banks of River Ganga following incessant rain, in Patna.

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Har Ki Pauri Ghat wears a deserted look during 'Somvati Amavasya' on the third Monday of the Hindu 'Sawan' month, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Haridwar.

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A man pushes his cattle on a ferry to cross the Ganga River during the total lockdown imposed by the state government due to surge in COVID-19 cases, at Digha ghat in Patna.

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Devotees offer prayers after taking bath in the Ganga River on the occasion of the first 'Somwar' (Monday) of the holy month of 'Sawan', in Patna.

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People travel on a crowded boat to cross the Ganga River in Patna.

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Devotees take a dip in the Ganga river on 'Guru Purnima' festival, during Unlock 2.0, in Prayagraj.

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Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father Krishna Kumar Singh and family members immerse his ashes into Ganga river, in Patna.

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Children play while taking dip in the Ganga River, in Patna.

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A view Ganga ghats on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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Devotees take bath in River Ganges on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra, at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Mahant Narendra Giri with General Secretary of Juna Akhara Mahant Hari Giri and other sadhus takes bath in river Ganges on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra, at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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Children jump into River Ganga to beat the scorching heat during a hot summer day, in Prayagraj.

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Waves crash at the bank of Ganga river in the backdrop of dark clouds covering the sky ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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A view of the Ghats wearing a deserted look during COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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Dark clouds hover over the sky on Ganga River, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Patna.

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Priests worship Goddess Ganga inside a temple before opening the gates of Gangotri Dham on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, in Uttarkashi.

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Devotees perform rituals on a bank of River Ganga on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Patna.

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Boats anchored at deserted Assi Ghat during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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A woman wearing a protective mask sits near an near deserted bank of River Ganga in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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A view of deserted Rana Mahal Ghat of River Ganga in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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A priest performs rituals at an almost deserted ghat of River Ganga in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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A devotee wearing a mask, in wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, leaves after taking a dip in the holy water of River Ganga, in Varanasi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performs Ganga Aarti before setting off five-day Ganga Yatra under the 'Namami Ganga' campaign, in Bijnor.

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Devotees arrives at the banks of River Ganga for a holy bath ahead of Makar Sankranti festival, in Varanasi.

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A Sadhu performs rituals after taking a dip in the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela.

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A devotee offers prayers on the banks of River Ganga on the occasion of 'Paush Purnima' in Prayagraj.

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Devotees take bath in the River Ganges as Siberian gulls fly around at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

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Veda students perform special prayers on the bank of the Ganges River, during solar eclipse in Varanasi.

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Actress Janvi Kapoor performs 'aarti' at the banks of River Ganga in Varanasi.

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