12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Ganga Aarathi

Benaras is well known place for Hindu Pilgrimage in India. Priests pay homage to the mighty river by performing "aarathi" on its banks every evening. A platform has been earmarked on the ghat for this purpose. Hundreds of tourists and local devotees throng to the ghat to witness the ritual.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Benaras ( Uttar Pradesh) , India
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Copyright: © Avijit Bhakta