Traditionally this ghat represents the 64 yoginis (female mystics) of Hindu mythology who emerged from the primary goddess. The mystifying symbolic depiction of feminine power and its deep-rooted association with India's spiritual traditions that is lingering at the Chausatti Ghat is worth a study. This Ghat, on the banks of Ganges, has a temple dedicated to the yoginis. Renovated in the 17th Century, this is a major site of pilgrimage and many take a ritualistic dip in Ganga from here.
These days, the owners of the buildings around this Ghat have transformed the buildings to lodges and budget hotels. The advantage of staying in these hotels are that you get a great view of the sunrise across the river.
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PaulVDV (21965) 2013-10-26 12:59
A very good series on the Ghats of Varanasi.
This is a stunning view looking up from the water surface to the buildings high on the walls.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (75622) 2013-10-26 15:23
HI Arunava,the pic isn't perfectly horizontal but the view is really beautiful,a great neverending perspective made by these fantastic facades on the river,excellent quality too despite the difficult light.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (23326) 2013-10-27 4:44
Another great shot in this series, these buildings are a lot taller than I would have guessed from the others in your recent shots, so this up close view giving a perfect sense of scale thanks for the people in the boats is a great addition. Love the sense of depth afforded by looking right along the river too. Thanks also for your very comprehensive notes to help me understand this wonderful scenery.
delpeoples (53001) 2013-11-01 3:56
Namaskar dear Arunava
What a great view you have of this iconic place. The sunrise is beautiful and I love those pastel tones. The horizon is slightly tilted, and if you use Photoshop, let me know if you want me to write how to fix the tilt.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
- Copyright: Arunava Ghose (Highmountains) (2255)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-12
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-500
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Banaras or Varanasi - the Eternal City [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-26 12:10