Several sadhus smile for the camera while waiting for a reenactment of a story from the Ramayana to begin on a side street in Varanasi.
Women perform a ceremony in the evening at Assi ghat along the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Three students at Banaras Hindu University work on a lab assignment in Varanasi.
People in a dancing party dance on the street as the wedding party makes its way to the wedding ground in Varanasi.
A man sits for worship at a mosque in Jaunpur--a city near Varanasi.
People walk across a pantoon bridge in Jaunpu--a city near Varanasi.
City workers drag a cow into a vehicle for its removal from the city center.
A view of the Ganges river from Meer ghat during the Dev Diwali festival. In the background a string of colored lights shine from across the Ganges river with the moon above.
Three sadhus sit on the ghats on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Women create draw designs on the ghats next to the Ganges river to celebrate Dev Diwali in Varanasi.
The special guest lights an oil lamp at the start of a new art exhibit at an art gallery in Varanasi.
Priest perform worship at the Ganges river while tourist in a boat watch during Dev Diwali in Varanasi.
A view of Prayag ghat and the Ganges river during Dev Diwali in Varanasi.
A man sells bells, necklaces and other items from his boat to tourist in the morning on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A man tries to sell a video of cremations that happen at Manikarnika ghat to tourists viewing the ground from a boat on the Ganges river at Varanasi.
Two boys sell idols and other items from a boat on the Ganges river at sunrise in Varanasi.
A man dumps water out of a boat at Dashashwamedh ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Women perform Chhath puja at near Assi ghat while standing in the Ganges river at Varanasi.
Women perform worship at Assi ghat on the Ganges river for Chhath Puja in Varanasi.
This sadhu lives at Assi ghat at the Ganges river with his pet monkey in Varanasi.
The king of Varanasi sits on a boat with his two sons to watch Krishna subdue the cobra Kala on Nag Nathaiya at Tulsi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.