Picture of the Day - December 26

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A sadhu looks out a window in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 27

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The lane called "Bengali Tola" in Varanasi has many shops which sell sari, salwar kameez and kurt a pajama to tourists.

Picture of the Day - December 28

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A Buddhist monk rests on a bench at Sarnath outside Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 29

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Buddhist monks enjoy a cool winter day at Sarnath outside Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 30

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Buddhist monks play chess on the grass at Sarnath outside Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 31

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Buddhist monks teach children next to the Mulagandhakuti vihara monastery at Sarnath outside Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 25

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A roadside dentists works on a woman's teeth in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 24

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A few men sit on the ghats in the morning while a man paddles a boat in the Ganges river at Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 23

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A man meditates in the morning next to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 22

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A snake charmer displays his cobras at a ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 21

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A sadhu sleeps at a ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 20

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Two young priests sit on the ghats on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 19

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Two sadhus sit at Harischandra ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.  The sadhu on the left knits waist bands that include pockets as a means of financial support.  He can be found all year long working his craft on the ghats in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 18

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This sadhu lives in this boat next to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 17

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Children wait for a boat ride on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 16

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Men perform a worship ceremony on the bank of the Ganges river at Assi ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 15

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A man sits in meditation at Assi ghat nest to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 14

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A sadhu meditates at the Ganges river edge at Assi ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 13

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A sadhu looks at the camera in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 12

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A sadhu smiles while watching a reenactment of a story from the Ramayana in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 11

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A man leads horses on which two sadhus sit.  A band precede a reenactment of Ram and Sita's marriage from the Ramayana in a lane in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 10

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Shia Muslims carry a miniature mausoleum in remembrance of Imam Hussein on the day of Ta'zieh in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 9

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A view of Dashashwamedh ghat during Dev Diwali celebrations on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 8

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A view of the Sri Ashram at Panchganga ghat on the banks of the Ganges River on Dev Diwali in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 7

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A sadhu watches a reenactment of a story from the Ramayana of Ram and Sita in a lane in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 6

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Several sadhus watch as a reenactment of a story from the Ramayana of Sita and Ram passes by in a lane in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 5

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A sadhu scratches his head as he watches a reenactment of a story from the Ramayana in Varanasi.  Members of a musical band stand behind him.

Picture of the Day - December 4

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A man sells flutes at Assi ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 3

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A woman heats peanuts while men sell odds and ends at Assi ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - December 2

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A man meditates on the Ganges river edge in Varanasi as a nearby monkey watches.

Picture of the Day - December 1

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Two children reenact a story from the Ramayana as Sita and Ram on a side street in Varanasi.