Friday, December 11, 2009

The illuminated Ganges

This is the Ganges in the night. There are 'n number of ghats (waterfront steps) along the ganges in the city of Varanasi, one of the most famous temple towns in India also known as Benaras or Kashi. And the uniqueness of this place is that this is the only living ancient city existing in the world where rituals, traditions, cultures of more than 3000 years old are still followed the same way as what they used to during those ancient times (Athens, Cairo etc, the other ancient cities have lost their sheen as they adopted modernism with time) but here is something you will get delighted to see, still intact.

This picture was taken at 10pm while on a boat ride on the ganges. The illumination, the reflection and the appeal of whatever striking the eye was simple and interesting to me.

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