jeudi 25 septembre 2008

Saris. Varanasi














Using the jain temple to dry the saris...

mardi 23 septembre 2008

Flying! Varanasi














did Ganesh give her wings?

lundi 22 septembre 2008

Back street scene. Varanasi














most of the tourists know the ghats life along the Ganga river. But if you walk in the old town, you discover another world, totally different.

Mother Ganga. Varanasi

dimanche 21 septembre 2008

Hand. Varanasi




















Nepalese pilgrim's hand and jewels.

lundi 15 septembre 2008

dimanche 14 septembre 2008

samedi 13 septembre 2008

Puja in the air. Varanasi

Tel le capitaine à la proue de son vaisseau toutes voiles dehors, les femmes colorésse sont réunies pour cette puja psalmodiée. Les hommes sont ailleurs en blanc.
le Gange est juste en contrebas.

Like the captain in the bow of its vessel any sails outside, the colourful women are gathered for this chanted puja. The men are somewhere else in white.
Ganga is just on right.

vendredi 12 septembre 2008

Smiling pilgrim. Varanasi

Her pilgrim group was staying in varanasi for three days; enought to have a good connection....

Blue chat. Varanasi














close to manikarnika ghat, five meters from here, dead bodies are passing by all along the day..

Orange. Varanasi

Sometimes, pilgrims of the same family wear the same color, iImean women. Each young helping the older.This time, the color was the same than the flowers ...

jeudi 11 septembre 2008

The brahmane ritual IV. Varanasi














Après l'accomplissement e son rituel dans le Gange, le brahmane prélève de l'eau dans le fleuve; il va continuer sur le ghat...

After the fulfillment of the ritual rite in the Ganges, the Brahman takes some water in the river; he is going to continue on the ghat..

Sailing. Varanasi

mercredi 10 septembre 2008

Ganga. Varanasi

Lunch time. Varanasi

In a back street, three married women take a lunch, as people use to do in all south Asia.
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mardi 9 septembre 2008

Woman and cow. Varanasi

To be burned. Varanasi














In a back street of varanasi, close to Manikarnika ghat; a family carry a body, in this place all along the day bodies come...no women here.

Une famille arrive à manikarnika ghat, transportant le corps d'un des leurs qui va y etre brulé, en scandant les paroles usuelles. Toute la jonée les corps arrivent; pas de femme dans cet endroit!

samedi 6 septembre 2008

mercredi 3 septembre 2008

Drying the sari. Varanasi

Puja details. Varanasi














And you can see dizains of these little lights on ganga; nice, especially early in the morning, before the daylight.
Once again the mother in law and daughter in law joined hands.

Cold. Varanasi





















In december and january, the water is really cold, and after the holy bath, some people hurry up to get out off the river .Dry clothes are ready on the ghat.