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Girls in a popular area of Patna.

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Rangmalla, a 30 year old elephant being cleaned up during the Sonepur mela in Bihar

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Sri Maitresa Sharma was a 28 Years old Sadhu from Banauli, Bihar. When he died, his brother decided he would come to Sonepur to do the ceremonial and throw the body in the Gandak river on Kartik Purnima day, as a Sadhu can't be cremated.

 

 

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Smiling pilgrims happily drying saris on the bank of the Gandak River during the Sonepur Mela in Bihar. India

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A Buddhist woman quietly praying in near the entrance of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya. For Buddhists, Bodhgaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. It is famous for being the place of Gautama Buddha's attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).

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Ceremonial of Sri Mitresa Sharma's funeral , a 28 years old sadhu from Banauli, Bihar.

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A faithful paying respect to a priest on Kali Ghat during the Sonepur Mela.

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A Mahout cleaning his elephant in the Gandak river during the Sonepur Mela in Bihar.

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Sri Maitresa Sharma was a 28 years old Sadhu from Banauli, Bihar. When he died, his brother decided he would come to Sonepur to do the ceremony and throw the body in the Gandak river on Kartik Purnima day, as a Sadhu can't be cremated

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Sri Maitresa Sharma was a 28 years old Sadhu from Banauli, Bihar. When he died, his brother decided he would come to Sonepur to do the ceremony and  throw the body in the Gandak river on Kartik Purnima day, as a Sadhu can't be cremated. We drove the body in the middle of the river before letting him go. In the background, a fisherman and the Holy Ganga.

Sri Maitresa Sharma was a 28 years old Sadhu from Banauli, Bihar. When he died, his brother decided he would come to Sonepur to do the ceremony and throw the body in the Gandak river on Kartik Purnima day, as a Sadhu can't be cremated. We drove the body in the middle of the river before letting him go. In the background, a fisherman and the Holy Ganga.

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Pilgrims bathing in the Gandak river on Kartik Purnima day in Sonepur, the beginning of a 3 weeks animal fair in this little village of Bihar, thousands of pilgrims and visitors are gathering there. Very Impressive.

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