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The Millions of Hindu Devotees Walking Across India

Every year, northern India is flooded with men and women in saffron clothes walking through the streets carrying pots suspended on a stick.

The legend says that the Hindu god Shiva once gulped down poison causing him to turn blue. He was cured when he drank holy water from the Ganges. So Kanwariyas honour him by transporting water from the Ganges to various temples dedicated to Shiva.

Read it at BBC

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