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In religion, India is the only millionaire.

India is the land of dreams and romance, the land of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty.

This photograph of a sadhu was taken in the Holy City of Varanasi, a city once experienced is never forgotten.

Sadhu walking along a street in Banaras, India

Sadhu walking along a street in Banaras, India

Varanasi, is one of world’s oldest living cities, and is rightly called the religious capital of India. Also known as Banaras, this holy city is located in the southeastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It rests on the left bank of the holy river Ganga (Ganges), and is one of the seven sacred spots for Hindus.

Rowing across the River Ganges in Vanarasi, India.

Rowing across the River Ganges in Banaras (Vanarasi), India.

Every devout Hindu hopes to visit the city at least once in a lifetime, take a holy dip at the famous ‘Ghats’ of the Ganga, walk the pious Panchakosi road that bounds the city, and, if God wills, die here in old age.

Women Washing on the Ghats in Banaras (Varanasi), India

Women Washing on the Ghats in Banaras (Varanasi), India

Kids on a cart in Banaras, India

Kids on a cart in Banaras (Varanasi), India

 

Shopkeeper reading in the doorway in the early morning light in Banaras (Varanasi), India.

 

“India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.” Mark Twain, American writer.

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6 Comments

  1. ladyfi March 1, 2014

    Interesting! And a lovely shot.

  2. Zaheer shaikh blog January 12, 2017

    nice shorty on varanasi and old time connection.

  3. girlsglamour16 September 15, 2017

    Beautiful pictures. Varanasi is also called the city of temples. I would love to visit some day.

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