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Portrait of a Sadhu around Ahilyabai Ghat, Varanasi.⠀
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Varanasi is the most holy Hindu city and the spiritual home of India’s sadhus, or holy men. They are revered by Hindus as representatives of the gods and sometimes worshiped as gods themselves. They are ascetics and wanderers and are often displayed as private, dignified, selfless people, respected for their holiness and feared for their curses.⠀
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Shared by @joshuafirst #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀
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2019-02-22 12:40

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Portrait of a Sadhu around Ahilyabai Ghat, Varanasi.⠀ .⠀ Varanasi is the most holy Hindu city and the spiritual home of India’s sadhus, or holy men. They are revered by Hindus as representatives of the gods and sometimes worshiped as gods themselves. They are ascetics and wanderers and are often displayed as private, dignified, selfless people, respected for their holiness and feared for their curses.⠀ ⠀ Shared by @joshuafirst #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

On a Banaras visit, one major event is always planned around watching the sunrise from a boat. I had ample pictorial references off and on social media about it and wouldn't have given up any chance to witness the magic. ⠀
Mr. Sun had other plans though. As you can see, on my morning, he was conveniently on a break and sent the clouds to keep busy. Not to mention the migratory birds also thought to rest it out and hardly made any appearance. There was disappointment in the air and voices.⠀
And then, in the middle of the ride, our boatman, local to Kashi, stopped rowing. He started to sing a Kajri(folk song of UP), while we sat there in (almost)silence, gently swaying on the water, prayer bells gonging from the nearby ghats and boats drifting all around us. ⠀
Clear sunrise or not, disappointment gave way to contentment, and the spellbinding experience got forever captured in the core of all memories.⠀
There was simplicity and peace in the moment.⠀
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Experience shared by @numayish #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀
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2019-02-21 12:26

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On a Banaras visit, one major event is always planned around watching the sunrise from a boat. I had ample pictorial references off and on social media about it and wouldn't have given up any chance to witness the magic. ⠀ Mr. Sun had other plans though. As you can see, on my morning, he was conveniently on a break and sent the clouds to keep busy. Not to mention the migratory birds also thought to rest it out and hardly made any appearance. There was disappointment in the air and voices.⠀ And then, in the middle of the ride, our boatman, local to Kashi, stopped rowing. He started to sing a Kajri(folk song of UP), while we sat there in (almost)silence, gently swaying on the water, prayer bells gonging from the nearby ghats and boats drifting all around us. ⠀ Clear sunrise or not, disappointment gave way to contentment, and the spellbinding experience got forever captured in the core of all memories.⠀ There was simplicity and peace in the moment.⠀ ⠀ Experience shared by @numayish #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

Every morning, Varanasi wakes up by offering prayers to the holy river. Just before dawn when the sun ascends on the horizon across the Ghats, pilgrims gather for the morning Aarti.⠀
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Shared by @rvi_patel #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras⠀
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2019-02-20 12:47

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Every morning, Varanasi wakes up by offering prayers to the holy river. Just before dawn when the sun ascends on the horizon across the Ghats, pilgrims gather for the morning Aarti.⠀ ⠀ Shared by @rvi_patel #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

One city, billion moods! ❤️ 💯 ⠀
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Captured by @roshagulla #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀
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2019-02-19 12:37

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Subah-ae-Banaras! ❤️ ⠀
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Image shared by @shameem101 #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Ganges⠀
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2019-02-18 12:30

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Prior to the wrestling session a Pahalwan rubs mud on his well-oiled body to give him the much needed friction.⠀
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framed by @vinayvijayan #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #banaras #kashi⠀
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2019-02-17 12:34

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Prior to the wrestling session a Pahalwan rubs mud on his well-oiled body to give him the much needed friction.⠀ ⠀ framed by @vinayvijayan #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #banaras #kashi⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

Varanasi, (Banāras) or the ancient day Kashi, on the edges of Ganges is one of the oldest and holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and hence rightly crowned as the spiritual capital of India. Fate took me to this place oflate, amidst the various shades of intolerances swallowing this nation. To my eyes, the place showed me colours and frames that reiterated Hinduism being a way of being and animation. Among the many things that caught the eye and mind, it was always the pair of piercing looks from the Babas who saw Banāras as their abode;⠀
~ of spiritual and psychological rejuvenation. .. and yes! I believe it is their presence that gives the place a meaning .. a completion.. and their presence a cessation to my pilgrimage to Kåshi -- The Eternal City.⠀
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Shared by @ak___hil #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #kashi⠀
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2019-02-16 12:43

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Varanasi, (Banāras) or the ancient day Kashi, on the edges of Ganges is one of the oldest and holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and hence rightly crowned as the spiritual capital of India. Fate took me to this place oflate, amidst the various shades of intolerances swallowing this nation. To my eyes, the place showed me colours and frames that reiterated Hinduism being a way of being and animation. Among the many things that caught the eye and mind, it was always the pair of piercing looks from the Babas who saw Banāras as their abode;⠀ ~ of spiritual and psychological rejuvenation. .. and yes! I believe it is their presence that gives the place a meaning .. a completion.. and their presence a cessation to my pilgrimage to Kåshi -- The Eternal City.⠀ ⠀ Shared by @ak___hil #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #kashi⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

Fishermen at the Ganga: The fishing community knows the river and its ways unlike anyone else. River animals and river people have a complicated relationship. There is no particular harmony of any sort, but there is no inexorable animosity either. If anything, there is a deep visceral connection between them, one that connects their tissues to river sediment—through fish.⠀
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The act of fishing, for river animals and river fishermen, is an expression of their love, which is, quite paradoxically, realised only through deception, ambush, and killing.⠀
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picture of fisherman shared by @_praveen_narayan_ #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀
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2019-02-07 12:26

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Fishermen at the Ganga: The fishing community knows the river and its ways unlike anyone else. River animals and river people have a complicated relationship. There is no particular harmony of any sort, but there is no inexorable animosity either. If anything, there is a deep visceral connection between them, one that connects their tissues to river sediment—through fish.⠀ ⠀ The act of fishing, for river animals and river fishermen, is an expression of their love, which is, quite paradoxically, realised only through deception, ambush, and killing.⠀ ⠀ picture of fisherman shared by @_praveen_narayan_ #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

Education in ancient India was quite different from the rest of the world back then. The society and state couldn’t interfere with the curriculum or the administration. To get an education, a child had to leave home and live with a teacher in a gurukul for the entire duration of his studies. No fee was charged for education; in fact, the teacher took care of everything, including food, clothing and housing. According to this system, physical labor was of utmost importance. So, even if a child was interested in acquiring philosophical knowledge, he would still have to do some manual work every day. Debates and discussions were a part of education, even in ancient days.⠀
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A glimpse of it can still be seen in the streets of Varanasi. Much like this frame shared by @vinayvijayan #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀
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2019-02-06 12:47

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Education in ancient India was quite different from the rest of the world back then. The society and state couldn’t interfere with the curriculum or the administration. To get an education, a child had to leave home and live with a teacher in a gurukul for the entire duration of his studies. No fee was charged for education; in fact, the teacher took care of everything, including food, clothing and housing. According to this system, physical labor was of utmost importance. So, even if a child was interested in acquiring philosophical knowledge, he would still have to do some manual work every day. Debates and discussions were a part of education, even in ancient days.⠀ ⠀ A glimpse of it can still be seen in the streets of Varanasi. Much like this frame shared by @vinayvijayan #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

Experience the surreal kashi! ❤️ ⠀
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Captured by @jatin_chauhan_rajput #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi⠀
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2019-02-05 12:37

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Varanasi is all about Boat Rides. The most popular place to hire a boat is at Dashashvamedh Ghat—essentially in the middle of Varanasi. Experience the sunrise or sunset and the rates are negotiable, but it should cost about Rs. 125 per person for an hour, or Rs. 500 for a private boat. If you are traveling to Varanasi between July and September, check with the Ministry of Tourism Office first, as boat rides are sometimes prohibited during monsoons for safety reasons.⠀
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Wonderful frame by @samkam_photography #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras⠀
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2019-02-04 12:30

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Varanasi is all about Boat Rides. The most popular place to hire a boat is at Dashashvamedh Ghat—essentially in the middle of Varanasi. Experience the sunrise or sunset and the rates are negotiable, but it should cost about Rs. 125 per person for an hour, or Rs. 500 for a private boat. If you are traveling to Varanasi between July and September, check with the Ministry of Tourism Office first, as boat rides are sometimes prohibited during monsoons for safety reasons.⠀ ⠀ Wonderful frame by @samkam_photography #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

The Banarasi Silk Saree being hand woven under a single light bulb. This handcrafted technique is now being replaced with machines. The locals say the quality is not the same. Each handmade saree takes anywhere from 15 days to 3 months to be made.⠀
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Captured by @themasterofpixels #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras⠀
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2019-02-03 12:34

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The Banarasi Silk Saree being hand woven under a single light bulb. This handcrafted technique is now being replaced with machines. The locals say the quality is not the same. Each handmade saree takes anywhere from 15 days to 3 months to be made.⠀ ⠀ Captured by @themasterofpixels #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #Varanasidiaries #_soi #Indiapictures #indiaclicks #_poi #streetsofindia #f4fofficial #travelrealindia #desidiaries #indiaphotography #india_everyday #natgeotravellerindia #cnntravel #passionpassport #theglobalwanderer #earthoutdoors #earthpics #discoverearth

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