dimanche 24 août 2008

The brahmane ritual III. Varanasi

One part of the ritual, he performes in the river, the ritual is very sophisticated, very long and complete, the fingers position seems to e very important and changes many times.
After that, he takes some water to perform other rituals on the ghat; I saw him using some grains on the ground, while the crowd was passing by around him, very concentred on what he was doing.

Joyfull holy bath. Varanasi

Daughter in law and mother in law together for the holy bath; water is cold but they enjoy the moment.

samedi 23 août 2008

mercredi 20 août 2008


Don't ask me who is this man, I don't know. He was just waiting for a free meal distribuion on the ghat; his beautiful face attracted me, making me think to Moise, as drawers use to represente him.

On the slipery ghat.Varanasi

mardi 19 août 2008

Back street scene. Varanasi

Bathing. Varanasi

Les femmes vont toujours par couples, belle-fille et belle-mère...

The women always go by couples, daughter-in-law and mother-in-law...

lundi 18 août 2008

Couple. Varanasi

A couple of pilgrims, coming from Maharastra, if i remember to Varanasi, where they stayed two days.
traditionnal look for the wife and ray bans , pen and big watch for the man.

Colored ghat. Varanasi

After the holy bath.

samedi 16 août 2008

Ganga bank scene. Varanasi

Un de ces tableaux éphémères...

vendredi 15 août 2008

jeudi 14 août 2008

Morning scene; Varanasi

I liked this opposition: women and colors on the ghat, men and neutral tones on the boat.
One of these scenes you can see in India, which seem unreal, out of time ...

Holy cow. Varanasi

After putting a coin on the cow back, they perform some rituals with Ganga water and offerings; they were coming from Nepal.

dimanche 10 août 2008

Women chain. Varanasi

Morning puja in Ganga, one of these always changing beautiful scenes.