Monochrome Monday: Ritual Bath

Amrit Sarovar (Pool of Nectar). The devotees who visit the Golden Temple bathe in the pool. The Sikhs believe spiritual and worldly benefits are gained by immersing in the holy waters. Legend has it that a dip in the holy water of the Sarovar surrounding the temple can cure people of many ailments. It is said that once a leper took a dip in the holy water and got cured of his leprosy.

Numerous people drank from the Pool of Nectar. To me, it seemed like drinking bath water. I did dip my cupped hands in the water. Instead of putting it in my mouth, I touched it to my forehead and allowed the remaining liquid to trickle through my fingers and rejoin the pool.

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