"a man being tonsured on the banks of the Ganges at Gangotri, India. Gangotri, a Hindu pilgrimage in the state of Uttarakhand. It is on the banks of the river Bhagirathi, in the greater Himalayas. According to Hindu Mythology, King Bhagirath pleaded Goddess Ganga to come to earth in a form of a river and wash away the sins of king's successors. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and email@example.com.