About Anita and Kruger Photos from India by Anita & Kruger Photos from India by Anita & Kruger Photos from India by Anita & Kruger Map of our itinerary in IndiaFacts about India

Varanasi - the holy city at the Ganges River

India photos Varanasi

Varanasi is the Holy City for Hindus and one of the most important religious centres in India. The city is located on one of the curves of the Ganga River (Ganges) - the holiest of all Indian rivers. Varanasi has 80 Ghats situated along the western bank of the Ganga River (Ganges), where pilgrims come to wash away all their sins. The Hindus believe that the ones who died in Varanasi are freed from the cycle of life and death and have the privilege to be cremated here. Varanasi claims to be  one of the oldest cities in the world.

Pilgrims coming to the Ghats at the Ganga River (Ganges) to wash away all their sins, Varanasi
Sunrise at one of the 80 Ghats situated along the western bank of the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
Women selling flower garlands at the stone steps of the Ghats, Varanasi
Pilgrims bathers at the Ghats of Varanasi along the Ganga River (Ganges)
Pilgrims bathers at the Ghats of Varanasi along the Ganga River (Ganges)
Holy man at one of the Ghats of Varanasi along the Ganga River (Ganges)
Pilgrims bathers at the Ghats of Varanasi along the Ganga River (Ganges)
Pilgrims bathers at the Ghats of Varanasi along the Ganga River (Ganges)
Boat with pilgrims and a Guru, the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A mud sculpture at the banks of the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
Cow pooh is being dried and used as fuel later on, Varanasi
Kedar Ghat at the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
Morning bathers raise their faces to the rising sun and recite the sacred mantra, Varanasi
Morning bath in the holy Ganga River
A busy morning at the Ghats along the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A boat with friendly pilgrims drifting along the Ghats of Varanasi
A morning prayer at a Ghat, Varanasi
A view of the Ganga Mahal Ghat at the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A busy morning at the Ghats along the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
Burning Ghats along the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
Burning Ghats along the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A pile of cremation wood at the burning Ghat, Varanasi
The ones who died in Varanasi are freed from the cycle of life and death and have the privilege to be cremated here
Memento Mori, an ash-smeared sadhu communing with the sun at the Ghats of the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
An ascetic and his companions at the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A pilgrim praying in a temple at the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A night puja (prayer ceremony) worshipping the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A night puja (prayer ceremony) worshipping the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
A night puja (prayer ceremony) worshipping the Ganga River (Ganges), Varanasi
The old localities of Varanasi are a labyrinth of narrow lanes
Holy cows ambling with people along the narrow lanes of old Varanasi
Convincing advertisement attracts customers :-)
Selling vegetables and flower garlands at the streets of Varanasi
Kruger making new friends at the steps of a Ghat, Varanasi
A python and his owner in Varanasi
A python and his owner making friends with Kruger, Varanasi
A market stall at the streets of Varanasi
Everyday life in the streets of Varanasi
Selling flower garlands at the streets of Varanasi
A view of the Ghats of Varanasi - one of the oldest cities in the world

See also in India:

 

 
Web www.india.travelsphoto.com