Picture of the Day - March 31

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A man collects alms using a sheet and a loud speaker playing music attached to a bicycle in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 30

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Several men take an afternoon rest in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 29

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A man sits under a large umbrella at a place where priests perform worship on the ghats at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.  A man's swimsuit called a "langota" hangs to dry.

Picture of the Day - March 28

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A man sits on a ghat at the bank of the Ganges river in the morning in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 27

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A Tibetan woman worships at the Dhamek Stupa at Sarnath outside Varanasi.  She will bow and lay down with her arms outstretched many times.  The Stupa is said to hold remains of Gautama Buddha.

Picture of the Day - March 26

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A field worker fills a bottle with water to drink (top).  A woman cuts grass for her water buffalos (middle 1).  Women walk with bundles of cut grass on their heads to feed to their water buffalos (middle 2).  A peacock walks long the side of the road (middle 3).  The sun sets over a field which has been flooded in preparation for rice planting (bottom).  These are all photos taken at the farm fields at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.  The fields are a great place to take an evening walk and see some nature.

Picture of the Day - March 25

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Students studying engineering (IIT) at Banaras Hindu University drink tea at one of two tea stalls standing next to each other on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 24

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Students teams consisting of all the sections of engineering sections of Information Technology (IIT) have playoffs at Banaras Hindu University.  The former tallest building in India, the Vishwanath temple, can be seen in the background standing at 76 meters (250 feet).

Picture of the Day - March 23

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Women sell fruit (top photo) and peanuts (bottom) carts next to the entrance to the Vishwanath temple at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 22

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A bricklayer builds a wall on a building at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.  Every faculty is getting new buildings and new hostels are being built to accommodate a 27% increase in student reservations for backward classes students that the central government recently approved.  Across the street from the building was this beautiful flowering bush.

Picture of the Day - March 21

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A man meditates shortly after sunrise on the ghat steps leading to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 20

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A man who gives rides on a horse drinks chai at the end of a day on the far bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 19

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Men enjoy morning sunlight along the ghats at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 18

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A student of Banaras Hindu University poses with a faculty member for a photograph at the graduation ceremony held on March 16, 2012 in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 17

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A woman sells fresh coconut juice at Dashashwamedh road in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 16

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A man cleans worship materials at Dashashwamedh ghat on the Ganges river while others wash and enjoy sunny day in March in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 15

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People take boat tours at sunrise on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 14

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People walk around the the Stupa at Sarnath on March 14th during unseasonably cold and raining day outside Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 13

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A boy swings at the cricket ball while the wicket-keeper prepares to catch it.  The ghats of Varanasi along the Ganges river are a great place for cricket matches. 

Picture of the Day - March 12

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A woman wearing her bridal outfit poses for a photo in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 11

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A woman poses with her granddaughter (front) and some neighborhood boys (back) on the day of Holi in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 10

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Some guys apply Holi color to each other foreheads in celebration of Holi in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 9

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A women waits with her children for an auto rickshaw in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 8

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After the wedding, a bride and groom are taken to the opposite side of the Ganges river to perform worship of the river and receive its blessings in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 7

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A tea seller in Bengali Tola in the old city sells tea to Indian tourists on pilgrimage in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 6

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These two pictures were taken at Dashashwamedh ghat at the Ganges river.  The top photo taken from above the ghat, shows the view of the sunrise over the river while the bottom photo shows the ghat area.

Picture of the Day - March 5

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An artist's masterpiece on a wall along the Godowlia-Assi road in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 4

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A woman worships at the Stupa in Sarnath, Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 3

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Children pose for a photo while sitting in class in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - March 2

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People walk on the ghats at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.  Photo courtesy of Vikash Sharma.

Picture of the Day - March 1

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Women pose for the camera as they cook food in Varanasi.