Fisherman observes the mother ganges river. ..Hindu tradition states that all believers must do a pilgrimage to Varanasi at least once in their lifetime, in order to break the cycle of reincarnation. ..By the river converge religious ceremonies as well as daily life. Bathing, fishing, clothe washing and several other mundane activities take place in this sacred location, which also happens to be the most polluted river on earth. ..Varanasi, India, Asia.