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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
"Aarti " Nightly Spiritual ceremony

Visiting the Holiest and Oldest City in India was a very challenging experience. Hindus flock to this city by the millions to participate in many spiritual rituals and bury their dead. We watched with fascination the spiritual ceremony called Aarti. It is a Hindu fire ceremony performed by Brahmin disciples to honor the holy river, Gods and deities.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Varanasi , India
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Dragana Connaughton