Sacred City Varanasi

posted on 2nd of october, 2012

Varanasi is often known as 'The Sacred city of India'. Many people also refer to it as oldest Hindu city. For an India-Tour everyone always keeps this place in their plan by default. We, photographers call it as 'Paradise for Street Photography'. We have also seen some very old foreign people come here for vacations, rent a hotel on the bank of river Ganges and enjoy the ancient ambiance through out their stay.

According to legend, the city was founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva, several thousand years ago, thus making it one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the nation.

The evening worship in authentic style right on the bank of river, the monks, tune of Hindustani music from somebody's roof, traditional laundry place and the pilgrims will show you the image of ancient India. How can I forget about the famous bulls in the alleys. Bull is known to be favorite animal of Lord Shiva and people worship bulls at Varanasi.
Even in Dreamstime I have seen many photographers contributing Varanasi images. I will try to upload some more photos from my collection. If you plan for a trip to India, never forget to visit Varanasi and November would be the best time :)

Comments (7)

Posted by Mangalika on October 09, 2012
Thanks all :) Your feedback is valuable for me....
Posted by Rigsby8131 on October 03, 2012
Beautiful images!!! Congratulations and good luck with sales!!!
Posted by Egomezta on October 03, 2012
Great images, they are truly amazing. Congratulations.
Posted by Mangalika on October 03, 2012
Thanks friends :) yeah, it is indeed a great place. Dev Deepavali festival and Shiva Ratri are the most two prominent festivals, celebrated here. People float flower pots with candles in river Ganga. At night it looks fabulous! We have a plan to visit the place during that time.
Posted by FabioConcetta on October 03, 2012
Beautiful reportage images, the second image is my favorite for light and composition, congratulations!
Posted by Thanatonautii on October 03, 2012
Great pictures and really a wonderful place! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Arim44 on October 02, 2012
Great images, Well Done!

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