Ganges River, Benares India

Situated on the banks of River Ganges, Varanasi (formerly Benares) is considered by some to be the most holy city in Hinduism.

Hindus believe that bathing in the river on certain occasions causes the remission of sins and facilitates the attainment of salvation.

In 1997,  49 years after he was assasinated,

Mohandas Gandhi’s Ashes

was also laid into the Ganges.