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First Online: April 27,1996
Last Updated: February 12,2010

Hindus flock Kashi or Varanasi to cleanse their sins by dipping in the holy river Ganga. Most Indians long for the holy pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime, many towards their end. Thus Varanasi is a place of choice for the elderly to breathe their last. The picturesque ghats, cremation of dead bodies, the environmental pollution, the religious industry and the devotion of worshippers makes Kashi a photographers dream come true.  While film maker Satyajit Ray's depiction of Varanasi in Aparajito remains an all time favorite, here are a few from my collection.

-- K. L. Kamat

Men Praying in front of Tulasi
Men worshipping in front of  Tulsi

Pictures of Hindu Gods
Gods for Sale : A Shop selling Pictures of Hindu Deities

The Ganga River
The Mighty River Ganges can absorb sins of millions,
yet provide livelihood for millions

Polution in the Holy Waters
A River Good for Men must be Good for Buffalos

Ghats of Varanasi
Clothes being dried in a Kashi Ghat


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