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Morning at the ghats by BaciuC Morning at the ghats by BaciuC
Early in the morning on the ghats in Varanasi. Ganges is the heart and soul of the city and many people come to perform several activities like praying , bathing or washing their clothes in the holy water of the Ganges river. The city has nearly 100 ghats, most of which are bathing ghats on the Ganges river , while some others are for cremation.
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Obsidian133 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
authentic scene.
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w-p Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
nice.
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whitexchocolate Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
very well captured. great shot of an amazing place. I'd love to visit varanasi and see all those people washing and bathing in Ganges River.
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vsp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Photographer
GReat photoo (LL)
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aixado Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
¡¡¡¡ Yo quiero ir a Varnasi ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Muy bonita foto .
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aixado Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Perdón Varanasi ( Benarés )
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gabyhenri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifull shot!!
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couleur Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Don't tell me this was also the place where they cremate the dead and was them down this river?
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BaciuC Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Student Photographer
hehehe...Varanasi... the same place my friend, the same place . Manikarnika Ghat, one of the burning ghats, was pretty close to this place .
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couleur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
Do you think it is right bathing in waters with ashes of the dead? :S
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BaciuC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Student Photographer
well... it's not the ashes that should bother you... if you take it this way then you should think more about the bodies that are not burned but thrown in the river... or about the fact that they drink from it and wash their teeth with it. I prefer to think about the religious aspects and try to understand the reasons .
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couleur Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
i dont think they throw the bodies in the river. They burnt them as usual. + If I was a serial killer, I could murder them and then burn them without permission in the middle of the night. :|
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BaciuC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Student Photographer
Actually they do throw dead bodies in the river... children less than 12 years, pregnant women and some other categories of dead ppl are not burned but thrown into the river with tied weights .
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couleur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
OMG! :| I can't believe they are cleaning their faces with polluted water. It's a decease, my skin would probably get a rash.
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BaciuC Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Student Photographer
Not if you also drink from it... then you will not live long enough to get a rash :P
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jochem Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
great place, this looks like real india :) I really want to go there again to go to the real acient places like Benares/calcutta/varanassi.

that orange underpans of the guy on the left of the center is awesome! reminds me of Borat ([link]) ;)
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NocturnalVampire Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007   Photographer
Excellent, you can explore the picture for ages!
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Insanguinated Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Interesting and fantastic.:)
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Capricon1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
What they doin? Is that kinda morning shower?
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vegacula Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
That's crazy and super cool. Great photo for sure.
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noprin Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
niceeee
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nenwen Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Student Photographer
i like it because everyone is doing something different =)
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Obsidian133 Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Nice capture, its humorous to me.
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