A man who runs a tea stall on the ghats at the Ganges river decided to paint the Indian flag on his face in celebration of Republic Day on January 26th in Varanasi.
These bottles are sold to people who want to bring Ganges water back to their homes or to temples to pour on the idols. Beaded necklaces and other worship materials are sold as well at this small shop at Assi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Boat builders work on a boat at Pandey ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Men fit the cap of a new light pole at Assi ghat. The new light poles will be installed along the whole length of the river. At the base of the light pole is a General Electric sign as they supply the electric parts for the lights. The new lights shed a really bright white light on the ghats and on the Ganges river. The poles are also being installed at various locations on the roads in Varanasi.
New pictures like this one can be seen painted on the ghat walls at the Ganges river in Varanasi.
People enjoy and afternoon at Assi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
The sunrise looking through akashdeeps hanging from bamboo poles on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A man meditates at the ghats on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Milkmen take a bath and clean their milk containers in the evening at the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A woman forms and sets cow patties mixed with straw to dry in the sun. The cow patties will be sold as fuel used in cooking in Varanasi.
A man sits with his son in his shop in Varanasi.
A man cooks colored snacks called "finger chips" in oil in Varanasi.
Laborers who are building th Samne ghat bridge over the Ganges river in Varanasi make rotis outside their tent.
Just in time for the Commonwealth games which took place October 2010 Varanasi got a new airport. If you are wondering why no airline taxis up to the skywalks, it is because they have to pay an extra fee for that service. Airlines in India are being squeezed financially on account of expensive fuel and new airport fees. Therefore, they are trying to cut costs wherever possible.
People look on as men rescue a woman who has fallen off the pantoon bridge which crosses the Ganges river at Samne ghat in Varanasi.
These men are building the Samne ghat bridge over the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Men bend steel rods used to reinforce the concrete pillars of the Samne ghat bridge being built over the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Women hang saris out to dry in Varanasi.
A girls holds her young baby brother at temporary shelter for workers building the Samne ghat bridge over the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Sadhus sing the story of Ram and Sita from the Ramcharitmanas in Varanasi.
This is a winter photo of a girl who lives in Nagwa, Varanasi.
A priest raises a huge oil lamp at Dashashwamedh ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Priests raise oil lamps in unison at Dashashwamedh ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A boy flies a kite while standing on a rickshaw in Lanka, Varanasi.
A priest performs a puja for a family at the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A woman washes a pot in the Ganges river while a candle and flowers float by in Varanasi.
A man performs worship in the Ganges river at Varanasi.
A girl carries drinking water to her families' tent whose husband works as a laborer on the Samne ghat bridge being built over the Ganges river at Varanasi.
A woman forms charcoal pieces for use in cooking at the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A boy flies a kite at Assi ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.