Young boys reenact Krishna and Balraam on the day of Nag Nathaiya at Tulsi ghat next to the Ganges river in Varanasi. Nag Nathaiya is the day Krishna subdued the cobra named Kala who lived in the Yamuna river and terrorized the local villagers.
A man sits outside his home and talks on his mobile phone in a lane in Varanasi.
A view of the crowds at Lanka crossing on the day of Dhanteras in Varanasi.
Men clean the steps using a generator and a water hose at Assi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Vishnu and and Raju of Dwarka Puri Milk Bahara at Chowk Pose for a photo.
Priests perform puja at Assi ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
This a morning photo of the cremation ground Manikarnika ghat on the edge of the Ganges river in Varanasi. As the waters slowly recede over the month of October, the cremation ground gains more space. In the foreground is a large boat filled with wood that has been brought to the ground. That wood will be stored near scales which are kept behind the building in the left side of the photo.
Young priests with pickaxes go to scrape off the silt that settles on the steps during monsoon in Varanasi.
A priest performs worship at Dashashwamedh ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Women offer rice in worship at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Women perform worship together at the Ganges river edge in Varanasi.
A man tells a story while others listen at the Ganges riverside in Varanasi.
Children sit on the ghat steps while a man cleans the steps with a water hose in Varanasi.
A child in Varanasi wears black eyeliner and has a coal mark on his forehead to ward off the evil eye.
A newly married couple take a ride on the far banks of the Ganges river on a pre-monsoon day in Varanasi.
The monsoon water of the Ganges have receded leaving behind a huge amount of silt at Assi ghat in Varanasi.
Two sashus pose for a photograph at Assi ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A family arrives on the opposite bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi. Photo courtesy of Mohammed Anjum.
People perform the ancient fire ceremony called "Havan" at the ghats in Varanasi. Photo courtesy of Mohammed Anjum.
People enjoy the far side of the Ganges river on a cloudy day in the lead up to monsoon in Varanasi.