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The name Sindhu has more than a historical association with the word Indus (Indus means Sindhu in Sanskrit), from the time the Aryans descended to settle in the Indus Valley. To endorse and celebrate the Sindhu or Indus River as a status for communal harmony and unity in India, the Sindhu Ghat was inaugrated by then Home Minister Shri. L.K. Advani in 1997.  The annual Sindhu Darshan festival is celebrated here every June to honour the brave soldiers of this country for their service – apparently participants from various states bring water from their rivers in earthen pots to mix them in the Sindhu river – the mingling symbolizing the multi faceted cultural identity and diversity of this great country.

It is therefore only fitting that the first ever Ladakh Confuence ’09 should be held in such a symbolical site. An area of open land next to the Indus river surrounded by mountains –  that oozes natural beauty in every direction that you look. It is also no wonder that our excitement led to calmness when we reached this site. On seeing the water, we hurriedly removed our shoes to dip our feet into this icy cold water that originated it’s journey from Tibet near Lake Mansarovar. The lazy, clear afternoon sun, the light breeze, the azure sky, the rolling clouds, the water flowing, the view of the mountains – all made for a heady cocktail for calming one down. The place had this magical effect on all of us and there were happy, smiling faces without a care in the world, sitting and chatting up by the banks of the river for the 30 minutes we spent there. Cherished moments that are to be relished forever and something that cannot be claimed by anyone.

The pictures of this location speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Entrance to Sindhu Ghat/Ladakh Confluence Site

Entrance to Sindhu Ghat/Ladakh Confluence Site

Water, Mountains, Azure skies

Water, Mountains, Azure skies. Notice the moon at 3pm

A sense of accomplishment perhaps? Happy Faces of Jayanth and Shrinath

A sense of accomplishment perhaps? Happy Faces of Jayanth and Shrinath

Water flowing in the Indua

Water flowing in the Indus

Relaxed times - photographing each other - seemed to happen a lot on this trip!

Relaxed times - photographing each other - seemed to happen a lot on this trip!

Water, Mountains, Azure Skies - heady cocktail

Water, Mountains, Azure Skies - heady cocktail

Vivek & Shubra

Vivek & Shubra

Another Happy Face - Shahana

Another Happy Face - Shahana

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