The pleasant (for Westerners!) and cold (for Asians) month of December is special in Haridwar and so our participants who celebrate the new year here.
The month sees the anniversaries of Sant Namdev, the guardian angel of block-printers and of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
Take me from False to Truth, Dark to Light, and Mortality to Salvation.
The national days of South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore have cultural connections to India and like for India, are observed in the month of August.
Millions from all over India arrive in Haridwar, collect the holy water from river Ganga and walk back hundreds of miles to their homes.