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Royal visitors from Britain in Rishikesh

07/11/2013

Yesterday, 6. November, Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles have visited our holy little city. Both are staying 9 days in India before proceeding to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). They have chosen Rishikesh as their first destination and are going to stay 3 days in the area.

The royal couple arrived at sunset and participated in the most ancient of Indian rituals, the Ganga Aarti fire ceremony, a worship event in front of Parmath Niketan ashram, right at the banks of Ganga.

The couple took a boat from Muni-Ki-Reti to reach the Gita Bhavan landing stage near the Parmarth Ghat and were welcomed by Swami Chidanand and his leading disciple Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati.

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Charles and Camilla in Rishikesh

Reports and photos:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488370/Prince-Charles-Camilla-Rishikesh-embark-tour-India.html

http://www.firstpost.com/photos/photos-britains-prince-charles-and-camilla-perform-aarti-at-rishikesh-1216059.html

http://www.itv.com/news/royal/

Video:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2013/nov/06/prince-charles-camilla-hindu-prayer-ceremony-india-video

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