Picture of the Day - July 31

A new bride and groom take a boat road with the family on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 30

A fish slips out of a boy's hand as he swims in the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 29

A boy jumps into the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 28

A man sits outside an astrologer's shop in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 27

Overlooking Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi during monsoon season.

Picture of the Day - July 26

A 108 foot tall Hanuman statute overlooks the fields near Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 25

A cow and a dog sit in front of a small temple next to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 24

A view along the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 23

When he is not selling candles to float in the Ganges river, this child plays video games.

Picture of the Day - July 22

A sadhu enjoys tea (chai).

Picture of the Day - July 21

A man cleans Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi with a fire hose.

Picture of the Day - July 20

Two leading priests of the Gopal temple in Varanasi are honored during a festival.

Picture of the Day - July 19

Because of a boat race happening on this day, several extra large boats plied the Ganges river for ten ruppers a person (22 cents).

Picture of the Day - July 18

A bride displays her flowers for the camera.

Picture of the Day - July 17

A bride displays her hands having been decorated with Henna (Mhendi).  Follow this link to read more about Henna.

Picture of the Day - July 16

Children cool their feet while sitting on a boat in the Ganges river.

Picture of the Day - July 15

A teenage boy completes the ceremony to receive the sacred thread.  This ceremony is done for boys only and marks their coming of age.

Picture of the Day - July 14

From the roof of the Man Mandir Palace, a picture of the water supply system for the city (foreground) and the worship ground at Rajendra Prasad ghat.

Picture of the Day - July 13

A man walks back to his house having taking a bath at Scindia ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.  The rains have just lashed the city and it looks like more are coming.

Picture of the Day - July 12

A view of the Ganges river from Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 11

A boy practices rollerskating next to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - july 10

A man waits for customers at his stall on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 9

A man sets up shop at Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 8

A lady sells candles used for worship at the Ganges river.

Picture of the Day - July 7

A man sells cold drinks on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - June 6

A view of Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 5

Clouds are amassing here in Varanasi.  The monsoon is now 20 days late in coming...

Picture of the Day - July 4

A man sells duffel bags at Dashashwamedh on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 3

At Dashashwamedh ghat at the Ganges in Varanasi worship materials are sold.

Picture of the Day - July 2

A man sets up his shop while pilgrims walk up the steps from Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - July 1

A group of men sing in the early morning as they enter Dashashwamedh ghat for their daily worship at a temple along the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.