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Street Shrine

Two views of this Beautiful street shrine, gated and open.

Shiva Street Shrine near Assi Ghat Varanasi India
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Shiva street shrine near Assi Ghat in Varanasi, India on the Ganges River. There is a Shiva lingam on the altar with decorations and offerings of flowers. The wall-hanging in the back depicts Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesh.
Shiva Street Shrine with altar Varanasi India
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Street shrines are everywhere in India. They typically are decorated with flowers and incense. People leave gifts of money.

Shiva Street Shrine Varanasi India
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Indian Sadhu (wandering holy man or priest) tending a Ganesha street shrine on Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh, India.

Indian Sadhu (holy man) tending a street shrine
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