Post Card From India – Ancient Varanasi, It’s Ghats, and the River Ganges

Post Card From India – Ancient Varanasi, It’s Ghats, and the River Ganges

Varanasi is sacred to Hindus and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. To me, it epitomizes India. Life in Varanasi happens on the ghats.The scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the River Ganges at sunrise set against the backdrop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most impressive sights in the world. Because the city and the River Ganges are sacred every Hindu wants to be cremated there and the funeral pyres burn day and night.

A few random images of this surreal place.Varanasi Varanasi-2 Varanasi-2-2 Varanasi-2-3 Varanasi-3 Varanasi-3-2 Varanasi-3-3 Varanasi-4 Varanasi-4-2 Varanasi-5 Varanasi-5-2 Varanasi-6 Varanasi-6-2 Varanasi-7 Varanasi-7-2 Varanasi-8 Varanasi-8-2 Varanasi-9

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Thought of you the other day when I heard about the fire at Allahabad – glad to see you’d moved on to Varanasi. Great shots Ron, terrific 🙂

    1. Thanks. Kumbh Mela was incredible, and now that I have experienced it I won’t need to do it again. 🙂

  2. Grateful to you Ron for these pics, they are energising!

    1. You are welcome. Thanks for visiting and for your comment.

      1. No mention!
        I wish you checked out my latest post 🙂 thanks

    1. Thank you Carol. It is one of my favorites too.

    1. Thanks Tina. Everything is so crowded and busy it is difficult to isolate an image from the usually cluttered background. This one was an exception.

  3. I love the candles…How you played with the DOF….And the first one..He looks really focussed! Thanks for sharing your journeys…

    1. Thank you. The little offering boats are called diyas.

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