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Ganga-Aarti during Dev Deepavali in Varanasi
 
 
   

Ganga-Aarti during Dev Deepavali in Varanasi

Image Id: INPA0305122

Photo Credit: Indian Photo Agency

Photographer: Bhaswaran Bhattacharya

Photo Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Created Date: 2012-05-03

Caption:
Ganga-Aarti during Dev Deepavali in Varanasi on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi ghat, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dev Deepavali forms part of a five day Ganga Mahotsav festival. Also known as Kashi or Banaras, Varanasi is sacred to millions of devout Hindus. Varanasi is among the world's oldest cities, and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here to offer their prayers to the river Ganges and visit hundreds of holy temples along its banks. Photo by Bhaswaran Bhattacharya/Indian Photo Agency