Ārti on the bank of Ganges, Varanasi.
, also commonly known as Varanasi Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a city situated on the left (west) bank of the River Ganga (Ganges) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Aarti spectacles [ edit ]
Morning [ edit ]
Boat ride at Sunrise, on the Ganges, Varanasi.
Sunrise boat ride, Varanasi.
Morning Ganga Aarti, Varanasi.
Salutations to the Ganges at sunrise, Varanasi.
Morning Aarti of the Ganges, ghats of Varanasi.
Morning Aarti of the Ganges at sunrise, Varanasi.
Ganges River bank in the morning, Varanasi.
Ghats by the Ganges in morning.
View of houses by the Ganges, Varanasi.
Evening [ edit ]
Ganga Aarti with incense at Varanasi ghats.
Evening Ganga aarti with incense at Ganga ghat, Varanasi.
Incense aarti at Dashaswamedh ghat, Varanasi.
Incense smoke Aarti, Ganges, Varanasi.
Lamps in preparation for evening aarti, at Ganges Ghat, Varanasi.
Evening Ganges aarti lamp held aloft, Varanasi.
Multi-tiered aarti stand being lit, during Ganga Aarti, Varanasi.
Preparation for incense aarti of Ganges, Varanasi Ghats.
Aarti raised up during evening Ganga aarti, Varanasi.
Evening Ganga Aarti, at Dashashwamedh ghat, Varanasi.
Evening Aarti, at Dashashwamedh ghat
Aarti singers during evening Ganga aarti, Varanasi.
Evening aarti, Varanasi, 2014
Sunrise boat rides on the Ganges, Varanasi
Dawn on the river Ganges, Varanasi
Sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, Varanasi.
View of Ghats across the Ganges, Varanasi.
Dashashwamedha ghat on the Ganga, Varanasi.
Ganges in the dry season, with crops growing on the banks, Varanasi.
Early morning view of
Ahilya ghat in Varanasi.
Early morning view of Varanasi city from the opposite bank.
Banks of Ganges, before the main ghats begin, Varanasi.
Manikarnika ghat from above, bodies being cremated.
Varanasi ghats from opposite bank of Ganges.
Ganga ghat in the morning, Varanasi.
Burning ghats of
Ganga ghat with a
Aikya Linga on the Ganga Ghants, in Varanasi.
Chet Singh Ghat in Varanasi.
Rana Mahal ghat in morning
Arghya, a ritual offering, to the Ganges, Varanasi.
Young flower seller at Varanasi ghats.
Ahilya Ghat by the Ganges, Varanasi.
Niranjani Ghat on the Ganges
Darbhanga and Munshi Ghat in Varanasi.
Anandamayi Ma Ashram on the Anandamayi Ghat, and Vatsaraj Ghat (right).
Man walking down ghat to the Ganges River
Morning boat ride on the Ganges River.
Sunrise Boat ride, on the Ganges, an essential in Varanasi.
Boats by the ghats, on the Ganges, Varanasi.
Boat by the Ganges, Varanasi.
Morning boatride on the Ganges, Varanasi.
Morning boat ride, Varanasi.
Boats at the Ganges at sunrise
Tourists Sightseeing by Boat, Varanasi.
Festivals [ edit ]
Annual Saraswati Puja festival on Dasashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi
Historical images [ edit ]
Shivala Ghat, Benares, Varanasi, by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840), dated 1790.
Aurangzeb mosque and adjoining Ghats Benares, Samuel Bourne 1865.
Benares (Varanasi) - The River & Bridge of Boats, from the Aurangzeb's Mosque, India. 1866.
Temple of Tarkishwara, (now sunken) Well of Manikarnika, 1860s
Kupuldhara Tulao, Benares, 1834.
'Benares' (No. 1), oil on canvas painting by Charles W. Bartlett. 1927
Princely state of Benaras [ edit ]
Majaraja of Benares and Suite, 1870s.
The Barge Of The Maharaja Of Benares, painting by Edwin Lord Weeks, ca 1883.
Temples [ edit ]
Kashi Vishwanath Temple, 1905
The Durga Temple in Varanasi, built in the 18th century by a Bengali maharani, stained red with ochre overlooking the "Durgakund" pond. It is commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the many frisky monkeys.
Submerged Shiva temple, 150 years ago at Scindia Ghat, Varanasi.
Ganga Keshav Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, built by Maharaja of Nepal, at Lalita Ghat on the Ganges, Varanasi.
An old temple in Varanasi
A Shiva temple in Varanasi.
Durga Mandir [ edit ]
Wall Stone work and Sculpture
Places of worship [ edit ]
Visitor's attractions [ edit ]
Wall of the hall at Observatory of Man Singh.
Courtyard at Observatory of Man Singh.
Doors at the main hall of Observatory of Man Singh.
Ceiling of the hall at Observatory of Man Singh.
Cuisine [ edit ]
(Potato Curry) and Puri, typical morning snack, Varanasi. Aloo ki sabzi
Puris (left) and Samosas (right) being deep fried, at a shop in Varanasi.
shop in Varanasi. Lassi
Lassi in earthen tumbler,
, (betel leaves) being served with silver foil, Sarnath near Varanasi. Paan
City scenes [ edit ]
Busy crossing in Varanasi.
Vishwanath Gali, leading up to Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi.
A bull walking through the bylanes of Varanasi.
Medicines at a Homeopathy pharmacy in Varanasi.
Jacquard loom in Varanasi.
A narrow lane leading to Meera Ghat, in Varanasi.
A Milkman's cycle, Varanasi
View of houses by the Ganges, Varanasi.
A barber shop in Varanasi.
Doors with Aum signs, Varanasi.
Mother Teresa's Hospital, Varanasi.
Graffiti, Goats and Ghats, Varanasi.
Man with pushcart in the old city of Varanasi.
Busy inner market street.
Shops in Varanasi [ edit ]
Religious article vendor, on the ghats, Varanasi.
A shop selling wedding items and lacquered wooden sindoor boxes, a specialty of Varanasi.
Colourful necklaces on sale at a street stall, Varanasi.
A flower garland shop used Hindu worship, Varanasi.
Varanasi laundry and ironing shop.
Bangles and jewellery shop.
churan shop in Varanasi.
Varanasi hairdresser shop.
Buildings [ edit ]
Education [ edit ]
A sadhu by the Ghats on the Ganges, Varanasi.
sadhu playing flute, Benaras.
A weaver at silk handloom, in Varanasi, making a
Banarasi sari, which usually takes two months.
A sadhu warming the morning tea
Sarnath [ edit ]
Monastery around Dhamek stupa,
Dharmarajika Stupa from the pre-Ashokan Era.
Chaukhandi Stupa on a hill, Sarnath, commemorates the spot where the Buddha met his first disciples, dating back to the fifth century or earlier and later enhanced by the addition of an octagonal tower of Islamic origin.
Brahmi script on Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath.
Mulagandhakuti Vihara, Buddhist temple at Sarnath, next to the Dharmek stupa.
Buddha from Mulgandha Kuti Vihar.