A line of priests hold tiered lamps and move in a synchronized dance to the chanting of the holy mantras. Every night at a certain ghat on the river Ganges the Gangaa Aarti ritual is performed for both locals and tourists from around India and the world. The ceremony is a ritual thanking the river Ganga for its blessings and a time of purification and offerings.
|Photo Location:||Varanasi, India|
|Copyright:||© Chris Buckley|