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Hello my friend,

Benaras is my all time favorite place. I shot it at the end of October, 2009 when I visited there.

Varanasi also known as Banaras or Kashi is an Indian city on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is also known as the favourite city of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva as it has been mentioned in the Rigveda that this city in older times was known as Kashi or "Shiv ki Nagri".

Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of River Ganga. The city has nearly 100 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while a few are used exclusively as cremation sites.

This is one of the Ghats and local boats were waiting for passengers. Peoples were also bathing here.

I got an opportunity to shoot it.

best wishes to all

swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-30
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Exposição: f/11, 1/500 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2014-09-30 9:26
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