Photographer's Note

Varanasi is famous for it's hundreds of Ghats or steps leading down to the water which in this case is Hinduism's most holy river : The Ganges. Every morning Varanasi attracts thousands of bathers, local as well as pilgrims, who come here to purify themselves by washing away their sins in the holy waters of river Ganga, as it is affectionately known here. Varanasi is full of monkeys and the ghats are the place to find them. The monkeys are regularly fed by the pilgrims as they are regarded as the incarnation of the Monkey God, Hanuman. This lone monkey is an early riser and makes his way across the ghats as the Sun rises over the Ganges.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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