Saturday, February 11, 2017

Evening in Varanasi

January 24: We returned to the ghats in the evening. The crowds going to the ghats along the banks of the Ganges, in boats on the river, and returning to the city after the evening ceremonies were among the most intense I have ever experienced.

A sadhu, or holy man, on the ghat

Enthusiastic bathers

Funeral pyres

Crowds and illuminated buildings along the river

The Ganges was crowded with boats, and the boats with people.

Nine priests performing a ceremony

Jam-packed streets as we returned to our hotel in rickshaws

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