The Ganga Aarti festival in Varanasi – India. This spectacle is performed every night by 5 priests at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. This is main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu legends are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another legend, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna performed here.
For some background check this post first. The problem with writing about cameras is that there is always a bunch of techo togs out there who bombard you with specs about why this and that camera out performs another . (“If you enlarge 5000% you can see a slight degrading in her eyelashes due to […]
Part of the pleasures of travelling is meeting new people. Ravi, the owner of Bhadra Kali Guest House is a special guy. The guest house is basic, clean and right near everything you want to be. 2 minutes walk from the Ganges and the nightly Ganga Arti ritual which is a must see. The staff […]
As a photographer I love Varanasi. The city looks beautiful at sunrise from a boat in the Ganges and every nook and cranny of this pandemonious place reveals a beauty of structure, colour and character like few other.
Varanasi – The spiritual base of Hindus, the toilet of Uttar Pradesh. Home to sacred cows, street dogs, burning corpses, fake baba’s, rented babies and shit.
I was somehow expecting more reverence from what is the most famous holy city in India. A serene calmness tempered by the clanging of bells during rituals and men dressed in elaborate robes extolling wisdom to the pilgrims on the banks of the Ganges. Not as such. People, people everywhere, squashed into every crevice and […]