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fire puja ceremony - main ghat - varanasi (india)

Crowd watching the Fire Puja ceremony on the Dashashwamedh Ghat (Main Ghat) in Varanasi (India).­

The nightly fire puja, a ceremonial dedication to the River Ganges, Sun, Lord Shiva, Fire and the whole universe, is being performed by the local young Brahmin priests.­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi.

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February 2, 2013
Dashaswmedh Road, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Varanasi - Benares 202 photos

Photos taken in the Hindu Holy city of Varanasi - also know as Benares (India).­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi