Mid-way through a relay, groups of men make the Kawad pilgrimage from part of the Ganges river to their villages. With decorative hand-made structures that contain small amounts of water from the river slung over their shoulders, most walk the entire way home, never letting the water touch the ground. Ultimately, the distance can be hundreds of kilometers. Trucks loudly blasting music follow in support, and dancing in the middle of the street is a regular occurrence.