Ghats of Varanasi partially submerged after water level in Ganges rose due to rains
VARANASI,AUG 21 (UNI) The Ganga ghats submerged following the rise of waters level in the river, in Varanasi on Friday.
People in Varanasi taking home Laddoo Gopal idols on Janmashtami
VARANASI, AUG 11 (UNI)- People carrying the idol of Laddoo Gopal (Lord Krishna) to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami festival in Varanasi on Tuesday.
Janmasthami: A girl purchasing earthen idol of Lord Krishna
VARANASI, AUG 10 (UNI) A girl purchasing earthen idol of Lord Krishna at shop ahead of Janmashtami festival in Varanasi on Monday.
Devotees offering prayers to Lord Shiva in different cities across India
VARANASI, JUL 13 (UNI):- Devotees offering prayers to lord Shiva on the occasion of 2nd holy Monday of Shravan month in bank of Ganga in Varanasi on Monday.
Special worship of Lord Shiva in Varanasi on the first Monday of Shravan
VARANAAI, JUL 06 (UNI) Devotees offering prayers to lord Shiva on the occasion of 1st holy Monday of Shravan month in Varanasi on Monday.
India Today: Glimpses of Varanasi
VARANASI, JUN 17 (UNI) Fun and frolic by the little ones at the Ganges in this holy town in Varanasi on Wednesday
Varanasi: People practise Yoga on Ganges ghat
VARANASI, JUN 16 (UNI) People practise Yoga in the holy river Ganges in Varanasi on Tuesday.
Sadhu meditates on banks of holy river of Ganges in Varanasi
VARANASI, JUN 10 (UNI) A sadhu meditating on a platform on the banks of the holy river Ganges at a Ghat in Varanasi on Wednesday.
Woman offers obeisance to Ganges in locked down Varanasi
VARANASI, MAR 24 (UNI) With lockdown in force, sole masked woman offering obeisance to the Ganges in this holy town today
The Ganges at Varanasi is not only a tourist attraction but also supports a wide range of activities for local people. The river on one hand is used by bathers and on the other hand the boatmen earn their living by providing tourist rides. Although the river is considered to be sacred in the Hindu religion, its water suffers from a huge pollution issue at Varanasi. The source is principally municipal wastes and cremation Ghats along the bank of the river.Images by Soumyadev Sarkar
The aura of Ganga Aarti at Varanasi
Ganges, one of the holiest rivers of this planet, is praised at Rishikesh, Haridwar and Varanasi through Aarti. Morning Aarti at Assi and evening offerings at Dashashwamedh Ghat happen everyday. Travellers flock from around the world to catch a glimpse of this spiritual event. The Aartis continue for nearly an hour, following which devotees can offer lighting diyas to the Ganga river. Images by Soumyadev Sarkar
Varanasi: Aurora over the Ganges
One of the oldest cities of the planet, Varanasi, is situated between the confluences of Ganges with Varuna river and that of Assi river. Regarded as one of holiest places in the country, the city is filled with different hues. The dawn, for an instance, brings along itself an aurora, which is a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky. During dawn, the city witnesses some stunning colours over the Ganges. Morning prayers by the pilgrims are common along the ghats where they welcome the sun over the mystic river. Images by Soumyadev Sarkar