+ * Banaras - Varanasi

Swimming...
Blue Morning...
Street Chess...
Morning Prayer
Morning Aarti...
Morning Prayer....
Training Center - International Institute of Indian Music...
Morning Aarti..
Evening Aarti
Stay Connected...
Check Mate...
The Japanese Sandalwood Temple
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Har Har Mahadev....
Gali Chess...
Evening Aarti...
Banarasi Billiya...
Varanasi Ghat...
Morning Aarti...
Varanasi Aarti....
Long Exposure Dasaswamedh Ghat....
Pray....
Helping Friends....
Evening Aarti...
Morning Prayer..
Morning Prayer...
Varanasi Ghat...
Munshi Ghat Panorama
Morning Aarti
Foggy Morning...
Silhouette Boating...
Food Time....
High Key Boating....
Fly High...
Let Me Sleep...Zzzzzz.....
Winters Morning Aarti at Kashi....
Foggy Morning Boating in Varanasi....
Ghat of Kashi....
Sarnath....
Varanasi
Jump Jump Jump...!!!
Evening Aarti at Kashi...
Ganga Ghat....
Ganga Ghat....
Fishing Time...
Evening Ganga Aarti...
The Cyclist...
Varanasi Morning
Foggy Morning...
Dev Deepawali...
Shadow...
Layers...
Jump...
Full Moon Night....
Kashi...
Morning Prayer...
Supermoon and Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Swimming...

Shot taken in Ganga River, Varanasi... Banaras Nimit Nigam

Blue Morning...

Morning Street Shot From Varanasi Streets (Galia)... Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for Both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and for Specially Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, Causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, Most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, Especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agin Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Street Chess...

When whole India is mad for IPL there's still some people who have time for CHESS...Even 40+ Temp. of Varanasi cant stop these Old Buddies to play Gali Chess...

Morning Prayer

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for Both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and for Specially Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, Causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, Most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, Especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agin Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Morning Aarti...

Morning Prayer Shot at Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi... Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for Both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and for Specially Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, Causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, Most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, Especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agin Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Morning Prayer....

Morning Prayer Shot at Varanasi...

Training Center - International Institute of Indian Music...

Banaras...

Morning Aarti..

Varanasi...

Evening Aarti

Evening Aarti.. Varanasi

Stay Connected...

Benaras ( Varanasi ) Gali SHot

Check Mate...

The Japanese Sandalwood Temple

The Japanese Sandalwood Temple.. Sarnath.. Varanasi India

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Har Har Mahadev....

Gali Chess...

Evening Aarti...

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for Both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and for Specially Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, Causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, Most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, Especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agin Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Banarasi Billiya...

Varanasi Ghat...

Morning Aarti...

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for Both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and for Specially Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, Causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, Most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, Especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agin Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Varanasi Aarti....

Varanasi Aarti Time.. Banaras India

Long Exposure Dasaswamedh Ghat....

Long Exposure Dasaswamedh Ghat.... 8 Sec. Exposure... Megashot: http://nimit.megashot.net/photos/239436 deviantArt: http://nimitnigam.deviantart.com/#/d4xetgj .

Pray....

Old Lady Praying on River Ganga at Varanasi, India.... Megashot: http://nimit.megashot.net/photos/244095/gallery/18881

Helping Friends....

Friends show their love in times of trouble. Shot taken at Varanasi River Ganga... Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimitnigam/7294146816/lightbox/ deviantArt: http://nimitnigam.deviantart.com/art/Helping-304845180 Megashot: http://nimit.megashot.net/photos/250534

Evening Aarti...

Evening Aarti (Prayer) Shot at Varanasi, India Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimitnigam/6987584464/lightbox/

Morning Prayer..

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for Both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and for Specially Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, Causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, Most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, Especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agin Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Morning Prayer...

Varanasi Morning Prayer....

Varanasi Ghat...

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for Both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and for Specially Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, Causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, Most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, Especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agin Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Munshi Ghat Panorama

Munshi Ghat Varanasi

Morning Aarti

Shot taken at the Time of Morning Aarti.

Foggy Morning...

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and especially for Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Silhouette Boating...

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even then Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and especially for Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Food Time....

High Key Boating....

High Key Shot From Varanasi....

Fly High...

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. Birds Flying Multiplicity Shot from Ghat of Varanasi.... Nimit Nigam Banaras Photography

Let Me Sleep...Zzzzzz.....

Shot from Varanasi Dhobi Ghat (Babua Pandey Ghat)....

Winters Morning Aarti at Kashi....

Winters Morning Aarti (Puja) Shot from Land of Shiva "VARANASI - KASHI - BANARAS" Nimit Nigam

Foggy Morning Boating in Varanasi....

Foggy Morning Boat Shot from Land of Shiva Varanasi.... Photo-Art...2 Photos Blend for This Single Frame.

Ghat of Kashi....

Shot Taken at Varanasi Ghat...

Sarnath....

Shot From Sarnath Temple... Varanasi India Nimit Nigam

Varanasi

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even than Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and especially for Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Jump Jump Jump...!!!

Multiplicity Shot from Varanasi Ghat Banaras Nimit Nigam

Evening Aarti at Kashi...

Varanasi Situated on the West Bank of the Holy River Ganga, VARANASI also known as Banaras, Benares and Kashi, is an important Holy City for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to some it was founded by Lord Shiva 5000 years ago, though modern scholars believe it to be around 3000 years old. In 1897, Mark Twain said “Benares is older than History, older than Tradition, older even than Legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Varanasi is “The oldest Living City in the world, the City which was already old when Buddha was Young”. Varanasi always seems a Magical Place for Visitors and especially for Photographers. You will find around 100 Ghats. Each of the Ghat has Different Name, History and Importance. You will find Many Colorful Frames on Street and Ghats of Varanasi. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings Salvation. Many of Varanasi Temples were plundered and destroyed by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th Century. Gautama Buddha gave his First Sermon at Sarnath located (13km) near Varanasi. Varanasi is the Spiritual Capital of India. Scholarly books have been written in the City, including “The Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas”. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many Temples and the building of Mosques, causing the city to experience a temporary setback. However, after Aurangzeb’s death, most of India was ruled by a Confederacy of Pro-Hindu Kings. Much of Modern Varanasi built during this time by the Rajput and Maratha Kings, especially during the 18th Century and most of the important buildings in the city today date to this period. Main Ghats: * Dasashwamedh Ghat * Manikarnika Ghat * Harishchandra Ghat * Panchganga Ghat * Assi Ghat * Babua Pandey Ghat (Dhobi Ghat) The Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Main and probably the oldest ghat of Varanasi located on the Ganges. It is believed that Brahma created it to Welcome Shiva and sacrificed the horses during the Dasa – Ashwamedhya Yajna performed here. A group of priests perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) daily in the Evening at this ghat as a dedication to Shiva, Ganga, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole Universe.

Ganga Ghat....

Varanasi Ghat...

Ganga Ghat....

Varanasi, Ganga Ghat...

Fishing Time...

Varanasi India

Evening Ganga Aarti...

Evening Ganga Aarti Varanasi Banaras Nimit Nigam

The Cyclist...

Street Shot from Galiya of Banaras...

Varanasi Morning

Morning Shot From banaras....

Foggy Morning...

Varanasi Winters Foggy Morning Shot with Sunrising..

Dev Deepawali...

Dev Deepawali (Varanasi) The Dev Deepavali ("the Diwali of the Gods" or "Festival of Lights of the Gods") is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika (November - December) and takes place fifteen days after Diwali. The steps of all the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Ravidas Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with more than a million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of Ganga, the Ganges, and its presiding goddess. The gods are believed to descend to Earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day. The festival is also observed as Tripura Purnima Snan. The tradition of lighting the lamps on the Dev Deepawali festival day was first started at the Panchganga Ghat in 1985.

Shadow...

Early Morning Shot from Varanasi Ghat... © Varanasi Photography © Banaras Photography © Nimit Nigam 2014

Layers...

Varanasi Ghat Shot...

Jump...

Dev Deepawali Blue Hour shot from Varanasi Ghat... The Dev Deepavali "the Diwali of the Gods" or "festival of lights of the Gods", the festival of Kartik Poornima is celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika (November - December) and is 15 days after Diwali. The steps of all the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Ravidas Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with more than a million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of Ganga, the Ganges and its presiding goddess. The gods are believed to descend on earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day. The festival is also observed as Tripura Purnima Snan. The tradition of lighting the lamps on the Dev Deepawali festival day was first started at the Panchganga Ghat, about 25 years ago. During Dev Deepawali, houses are decorated with oil lamps and coloured designs on the front door and firecrackers are burnt at night. On this occasion, processions of decorated deities are taken out in the streets of Varanasi and oil lamps are set afloat on the river. (wiki) © Dev Deepawali Photography © Nimit Nigam 2014

Full Moon Night....

Full Moon Light Reflecting on Holy Ganga River at Varanasi on Dev Deepawali...

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Morning Prayer...

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Supermoon and Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Dev Deepawali Night, Supermoon and Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple. Varanasi India #Rokinon_Nimit #Supermoon #Supermoon2016