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Varanasi - at the banks of the Ganges
 
 

Varanasi temples at the Ganges


Varanasi (Benares) is the holiest place of Pilgrimage in Hindu's beliefe. Each year thousands and thousands of  pilgrims come  to the banks of "Mother Ganges" to take a ritual bath, to pray in one of the 1600 temples and places of cult  or to die here. 

The visit with our Indian friends and our observations in the different temples and especially at the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi gave us deep insides into the spiritual world of Hinduism. In India religion is a way of life. It is an integral part of the entire Indian tradition and permeates every aspect of life. Hinduism is the dominant faith, practiced by over 80% of the population. But India is a secular state. People of many religions freely live here.
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sunrise at the banks of "Mother Ganges"
sunrise at the Ganges
Varanasi ritual bath at the Ghats
Varanasi at the Ghats
Varanasi old town

Delhi Varanasi Agra-Fort Taj Mahal in the country Amber-Fort
Jaipur Pushkar Jodpur.Mehr.Fort Jain-Templ.R. Udaipur Ind. Marriage

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