Ever since I had completed my last Varanasi trip, I have been waiting for my next visit. Undoubtedly, Varanasi is a place of great importance to the Hindus. I read this somewhere, “Varanasi, a mystic experience which takes the mind to think beyond the earthly life,” and I can’t agree more.
Priests performing evening Ganga Aarti on the banks of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India | ©www.nishallama.com
Mahendra Baba spends sometime together with friends in a crematorium near Harishchandra Ghat by the banks of the river Ganges | ©www.nishallama.com
A native of West Bengal, Mahendra Baba has made the Ghats of Varanasi his home for more than a decade. He plans to construct a temple by the banks of river Ganges in future | ©www.nishallama.com
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India | ©www.nishallama.com
Sadhu and Monkey in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh | ©www.nishallama.com
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