PhotographerArjun Chadha
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyNorth Dakota State University
City/CountryHerndon, United States
Photo Date03/09/2008
Technical InfoCanon EOS 450D
Entry Description

In a country where science and superstition co-exist as part of the cultural landscape, a sight like this is not rare. At Amritsar, in the State of Punjab in India, everyday, when the sun comes up, people throng this holy tank at the Golden Temple to wash away their sins and pray to Guru Nanak (the sikh guru) for his blessings. In a moment of such tranquil contemplation, a Sikh devotee descends into the waters to pray to the Guru.