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Ghats

A typical day on the ghat in Varanasi, India, on the bank of the Ganges River.

Boatmen wait for tourists to ride the river.

 

Boatmen Assi Ghat Varanasi India
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A typical day on the ghat in Varanasi, India, on the bank of the Ganges River.

A man repairing his boat.
Man repairing boat Assi Ghat Varanasi India
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A typical day on the ghat in Varanasi, India, on the bank of the Ganges River. A woman with her son and daughter washing clothing.

 

Mother and children doing laundry Assi Ghat Varanasi India
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A typical day on the ghat in Varanasi, India, on the bank of the Ganges River. Boats available for river tours, cows meandering in and out of the water, pedestrians strolling along the river.

 

Assi Ghat Varanasi India with boats, cows, and pedestrians
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A father and his children on the ghat in Varanasi, India, on the bank of the Ganges River, work to untangle their fishing net.

Father and children untangle fishing net near Assi Ghat Varanasi India
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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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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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