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Offering flowers during Puja is the most common Hindu ritual. The River Ganga, believed to be the most sacred of rivers in India, is worshipped as the embodiment of Goddesss, specially in the holy cities of Varanasi and Haridwar. Flowers and garlands, mostly made up of Marigold are offered to the holy river as part of the ritual. Flower Offering symbolizes the natural opening of the heart to the Divine the way a flower naturally unfolds its petals. Pujas are to be done with the same purity, openness, receptivity and innocence, a spontaneous updwelling of our innate love of life. The seers saw in this flower offering the natural form of worship, nature's ultimate expression of love of God and they sought to embody it in our human lives.
Here a bunch of Marigold offered for Puja floats in the shimmering water of early morning Ganga in Varanasi. You can catch the refllections of the colourful bathing ghats in the ripples that have been created.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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