Monday, October 13, 2008

BENARES

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY TO A 3000 YEARS OLD CITY



During October 2008, I visited Benares, one of the oldest cities in the world (estimated date of foundation dates back to 1200-1000 BC). Apart from the essence and charm that the city has gathered through the ages, it symbolizes the cultural and religious unity of India, being a holy city of the Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and the Muslims.

With Ganga(Ganges) flowing by its side it has over hundreds of Ghats (steps leading to the river/watrbody). These ghats along with the winding bylanes of the city it is a good place to test your photography skills.


Looking Through



Manmandir Interior



Birds Eye



Color



Formation 1



Formation 2



Formation 3



Palace 1



Palace 2



Palace 3



Ready for the hunt




Bathe



Keeping pace with time



Manmandir Ghat at Night



White Kingfisher



Row row



Graffiti



Leaning Temple



Monikornika Ghat Temple top



Monikornika Ghat



Accessories



Under the same umbrella



Deity in between



Parrot Nest



Figure



Harischandra Ghat


Livin on a Prayer



Suryapranam Tribute to the sun



Humble Offerings



An Agent of HIM



Elderly Couple



Offering Lamp



Boat



Kehte Kabira sun bhai sadho...



Prayag Ghat



Manmandir



Benares City from Rail Bridge



Viswanath Temple ByLanes



Another Agent



Prayag Ghat



Shy Baba



Inside Manmandir



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Benares Sunset



On the Journey



From the bridge

4 comments:

Arnab said...

ektu order e shajiye diley aaro better hoto...r caption gulo ekta phrase na likhe aaro kichu likhte paartish

Moumita said...

These photos r really nice....i've never been to that city..specifications r really noticeable.and i just love the captions.

Moumita said...

These photos r really nice...though i've never been to that city.your perfection and specifications r noticeable.And i just love the captions.

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