Varanasi Pictures

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A hermit walking through the ghats of Varanasi. Many people and hermits come to Varanasi to spend the last days of their life.

A local boy on his way to have a holy dip in River Ganga. V Shourie is a photographer.

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An old man bathing on the ghats of Varanasi.

Its been said that Varanasi is older than itself and one of the most pious city as per the Hindu mythology. The old structures and lanes in Varanasi reveal how old they are.

An old lady walking through the lanes of Varanasi.

Evening aarti on the ghats of Varanasi. It is a must attend ceremony for anyone who visits this holy city.

A motion from the evening aarti on the ghats of Varanasi.

Early morning people come to the ghats to have a holy bath and conduct rituals for their deceased ones.

An early morning site of the boats lined up for the tourists on the ghats of Varanasi.

A hermit sitting on the ghats to help people perform rituals for the deceased ones.

A hermit asking people to help them perform rituals for the deceased ones.

An early morning shot of the holy city of Varanasi from the boat.

Technolgy and Marketing at it peak- A boat owner with a TV and battery on his boat to show and sell people the recordings of prayers.

A barber shaving a foreigner on the ghats of Varanasi.

An old man offereing prayers while bathing in River Ganga.

An old lady performing prayers for her deceased ones.

A hermit sitting with some tourist and explaining something.

A beggar sitting on the stairs that lead to the ghats.

A kid trying to fly a kite. This is such an unusual scene from the ghats of Varanasi. Also see other pictures on Varanasi.