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Varanasi

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Dasaswamedh Gath]
[3 : Dasaswamedh Gath night]
[4 : Munshi to Harishchandra Ghat]
[5 : Meer Ghat]
[6 : Manikarnika Cremation Ghat]
[7 : Streets]
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Varanasi, also known as Benares, Kashi (city of light), and the "city of temples and learning", is one of the holiest cities of Hinduism, the dominant religion in India (and third in the world). One of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, Varanasi has seen since ancient times a steady flux of Hindu pilgrims who come to wash away their sins with a ritual bath in the Ganges River, or to expire there and be relieved from the cycle of rebirths. Their activity takes place in public on the ghats over the Ganges River. The ghat most frequented by pilgrims is Dasaswamedh ghat, which remains busy past dark, when a beautiful Ganga Arti ceremony takes place. There are about 80 other ghats, all linked through a walkway on the banks of the river. Most are for bathing, but some are for cremation, such as Manikarnika ghat, where fire is believed to have been burning continuously for milenia.

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Ritual bath in the Ganga River at dawn. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Bathing ghats and Ganga River at sunrise. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Man with arms stretched standing in Ganga River. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) People about to bathe in the Ganga River at sunrise. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Boats and temples of Dasaswamedh Ghat, sunrise. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Castle-like towers and steps, Ganga Mahal Ghat. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Rowboats on Ganges River. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Steps of Ahilyabai Ghat and Ganges River. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Women bathing at Meer Ghat. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Laundry washed and hanged on Ganges riverbank. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Boats and stone steps leading to Ganga River, Dasaswamedh Ghat. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Woman and boy on temple steps, Kedar Ghat. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Sadhu. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Huge piles of firewood stacked at Manikarnika Ghat. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Temples and steps on Ganga riverbank. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Ganges River at sunset with cremation fire. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Evening aarti on the banks of the Ganges River. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Young priests open Puja ceremony by blowing a conch-shell. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Pujari (priests) performing arti ceremony in front of large attendance. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Musicians, men carrying lights, and carriage during wedding procession. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color) Wedding procession seen from above at night. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India ( color)
There are 21 color pictures on this page out of 156 color pictures of Varanasi.

Themes: Varanasi Temples

Places: Asian Cities, Uttar Pradesh, India