A more complete collection of images shot and selected for consideration in the photo essay "The River's Flow"
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MWL_20100613_7626.jpg- A young girl has her hair brushed at dawn as worshippers gather and prepare for the 16th Ganga Dhaaraa.
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MWL_20100613_7632.jpg- Ravi Ji and other worshippers prepare for the early start of the festival of worship.
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MWL_20100613_7661.jpg- An offering to Lord Ganesh is prepared by two devotees.
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MWL_20100613_7675.jpg- Kumari Chadee and Sandra Bridgelal perform a pooja for Lord Ganesh before the formal start of the Ganga Dhaaraa.
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MWL_20100613_7686.jpg- Making pooja before Lord Ganesh.
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MWL_20100613_7711.jpg- Worshippers gather on the roadway at Blanchisseusse blessing the murti of Ganga Maiyaa before descending to the Marianne River
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MWL_20100613_7693.jpg- The Trinnaadeeshshwar Mahadeo is nestled into a deep natural grotto in the stone of the river bank.

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MWL_20100613_7723.jpg- Mala Tulsi (centre) performs aarti with fellow devotees as the murti of Ganga Maiyaa arrives at the riverside.
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MWL_20100613_7732.jpg- Mala Tulsi performs aarti as the murti of Ganga Maiyaa arrives at the riverside.
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MWL_20100613_7738.jpg- Radica Maharajh (second from left) and Mala Tulsi (fourth from left) perform aarti as the murti of Ganga Maiyaa is brought to the site of the Ganga Dharra river festival.
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MWL_20100613_7752.jpg- The murti is carried up the river, wreathed in incense.
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MWL_20100613_7804.jpg- Devotees queue to present offerings at the Trinnaadeeshshwar Mahadeo Ghaat at the furtherst point up the river
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MWL_20100613_7808.jpg- Devotees walk up the river to make offerings at the Trinnaadeeshshwar Mahadeo Ghaat.
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MWL_20100613_7819.jpg- The Ganga Maiyaa pooja under a tent on the bank of the Marianne River.
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MWL_20100613_7838.jpg- Worshippers perform pooja before the murti of Ganga Maiyaa.
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MWL_20100613_7860.jpg- Newlyweds gather for Ardhanaareeshwar, blessings on their marriage and future together.
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MWL_20100613_7880.jpg- Newlyweds gather for Ardhanaareeshwar, blessings on their marriage and future together.
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MWL_20100613_7662.jpg- Two-year old Yash Boodram in his father Prem’s arms watches as his brother has a token of protection tied to his wrist.
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MWL_20100613_7890.jpg- While prayers are said, Yash loses the first of his locks to Sookram Babwah’s practiced scissors.
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MWL_20100613_7912.jpg- Yash, who was the first child to participate in the Mundan Sanskaar ceremony, weeps in his mother Usha’s arms as Babwah shaves his hair.
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MWL_20100613_7931.jpg- Yash Boodram after the Mundan Sanskaar ceremony.
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MWL_20100613_7948.jpg- Kisan Babwah, portraying Hanuman, makes an offering before the murti of the Hindu God.
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MWL_20100613_7954.jpg- A devotee walks up the Marianne River in Blanchisseuse with an offering for the lingam, followed by performer Kisan Joseph portraying Hanuman.
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MWL_20100613_7963.jpg- Buttercups are strewn on the river.
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MWL_20100613_7975.jpg- Shivani and Shivana Lal portray Ganga of today and yesterday.
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MWL_20100613_7989.jpg- Devotees lead the offering of a sari strewn with fruit and flowers to the river.
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MWL_20100613_8020.jpg- A deeya sails down the river for deep daan
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MWL_20100613_8021.jpg- Radhica Maharaj, Virginia Maharaj and Mala Tulsi, (left to right from top left) lead the offering of a sari strewn with fruit and flowers to the river.
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MWL_20100613_8007.jpg- Radhica Maharaj, Virginia Maharaj and Mala Tulsi, (left to right from top left) lead the offering of a sari strewn with fruit and flowers to the river.
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MWL_20100613_8044.jpg- The offering of the sari, strewn with offerings of flowers, is gently lowered onto the surface of the water.
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MWL_20100613_8050.jpg- Devotees loosen the sari as it is caught on rocks on its way down the river
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MWL_20100613_8059.jpg- Buttercups, hibiscus, ixora and a deya floating in a coconut shell swirl, caught in an eddy of the Marianne River.
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MWL_20100613_8066.jpg- Swami Prakashananda offers a pravachan on the importance of teerath.
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MWL_20100613_8070.jpg- The murti of Ganga Maiyaa at pooja.
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