Picture of the Day - May 31

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Worship at the Ganges river at Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 30

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Luggage is placed on a sun shade at one of the ghats at the Ganges in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 29

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Water pipelines and electric wires are being laid down all over the city. This is a view of the Sigra crossing in Varanasi in the evening.

Picture of the Day - May 28

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The best place to watch the worship at the Ganges river is on a boat.

Picture of the Day - May 27

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This is the drum and bells which give the worship at the Ganges river it's unique music.  A generator is used to power the lights and music.

Picture of the Day - May 26

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People bath and worship in Ganges river at Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 25

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Tourists take a tour of Varanasi on the Ganges river.

Picture of the Day - May 24

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A view of the Durgakund water tank and temple at dusk in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 23

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A man sells wooden toys at the train station in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 22

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A man gets a shave at the train station in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 21

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Women dance at a wedding outside Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 20

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A wedding party walks to a wedding ground outside Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 19

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A woman and two boys make bricks outside of Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 18

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A man packages Ganges river water sold in copper containers to pilgrims in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 17

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Women sift grain in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 16

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Two renunciants and some youths enjoy the view of the Ganges from Assi ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 15

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A fruit seller sells watermelon in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 14

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Two men make tandori roti at a restaurant in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 13

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Thandai is a cold drink prepared with a mixture of almondsfennel seeds, magaztari seeds (watermelon kernel), rose petals, pepperkhus khus (white poppy) seeds, cardamomsaffronmilk and sugar.  It is native to India and is often associated with the Holi festival (this is taken from Wikipedia).  This man sells thandai in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 12

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The month of May begins the mango season in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 11

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A view from a bus traveling in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 10

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An extended family celebrate their child's third birthday in Varanasi.  Photo courtesy of Vimal Nagar.

Picture of the Day - May 9

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A fruit seller waits for customers at the train station in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 8

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Water buffalos walk back to their sheds after having bathed in the Ganges river at Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 7

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Girls take a rest from selling floating lamps to tourists at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 6

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Two fruit sellers at the train station in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 5

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An electrician repairs lights for weddings in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 4

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A man loads bricks onto mules in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 3

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A clay pot painter and his son at work in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 2

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A calf sits between several piles of cow patties near Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - May 1

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Artists in Varanasi display the art which they have made during a three day art camp at Raja ghat.  Photo courtesy of Kala Prakash.