February 1, 2016

Sacred Swim

Photograph by Raja Subramaniyan, National Geographic Your Shot

A quiet morning at Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat in Varanasi, India, on the banks of the Ganges River, afforded Your Shot member Raja Subramaniyan an image that could project the feel of the moment: a lone visitor "taking the holy bath." The ghats, especially this one, are often full of pilgrims and tourists alike, but of this photo the photographer writes, "I loved the atmosphere of the Dashashwamedh Ghat on that day—beautiful sunrise with warm light, the mist effect, the arrangement of boats."

Subramaniyan’s shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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10 comments
M. Borat
M. Borat

i wouldn't recommend taking a dip in that water: highly polluted.

Louis Ruth
Louis Ruth

Beautiful capture with a nice white balance. A moment in time offering

a moment of peace. Nice job!

Ayoub Lord Gnaoui
Ayoub Lord Gnaoui

love it ! it's shows  the different cultures of the entire world with a show of the india  religion

Mike Bless
Mike Bless

Congratulations Raja !

Very nice photo ! and after seeing you so very nice gallery its no surprise that you got photo of the day !

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