Culture from an Indian perspective

Our journey so far has given us the opportunity to see and understand so much about the Indian culture. A lot of activity around the Ganga is rooted in religious and spiritual practices. Worshiping idols, making offerings, and participating in ceremonial rituals are all among the many activities that take place on the banks of the Ganga.

Our team with a 108 year old guru!

Our team with a 108 year old guru!

Getting ready for an evening ceremony along the Ganga

Getting ready for an evening ceremony along the Ganga

Incredible architecture that reflects Hinduism religion

Incredible architecture that reflects Hinduism religion

A 400 year old temple we visited

A 400 year old temple we visited

Sculpture of an idol of worship

Sculpture of an idol of worship

We’re really blessed to be able to raft the entire range of the Ganga because we get to see the differences in how each city connects with the Ganga.

“Every village, town and city along the Ganga have a connection to what they believe in terms of how they should treat their mother Ganga, how to give to Ganga and how they should live and practice along her shores.  We have been to two of the most holy cities along the Ganga, Hardiwar and Varanasi (Benaras), and ceremony is well and truly alive.” – Lisa te Heuheu

Check out Lisa’s blog to read more about culture in India!