Hindu ritual of the Tarpan performed on the Ganga river in Kolkata
Kolkata, India. 4th October 2013 -- People perform the Tarpan on the Ganga river in Kolkata, India. The Tarpan, the offering holy water to the manes, is performed at end of the Pitru Paksha, the sixteen lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors.
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