The Varanasi ghats are busy in the morning, even before sunrise.
A Brahman priest prepares a sunrise ceremony on the ghat in Varanasi.
Many tourists in boats, like ours, touring the Varanasi ghat at sunrise.
Sue prepares an offering of candle and flowers to float on the Ganges River, Thanksgiving morning.
An offering of candle and flowers float on the Ganges River, Thanksgiving morning.
Offerings of candle and flowers float on the Ganges River, Thanksgiving morning.
A family cremates a relative at the cremation ghat in Varanasi.
A man meditates at sunrise along the Varanasi ghat.
A man rows his boat along the Ganges River at sunrise.
At sunrise, a horse and a camel stroll along the flats adjacent to the Ganges River in Varanasi.
A woman and a man get their heads shaved, as a sign of sacrifice, along the ghat in Varanasi.
A pilgrim visits for a ritual bath in the Ganges river, Varanasi.
The Varanasi ghats are busy in the morning.
Laundry dries at the Dhobi ghat in Varanasi.
Laundry workers (dhobis) at the Dhobi ghat in Varanasi.
Two girls ask Pam to pose for a photo.
Newlywed bride and groom visit the ghat in Varanasi.
The Dartmouth group poses with a newlywed couple on the ghats at Varanasi. L to R: Dave, Sue, Eileen, Pam, Bob, Sam, groom, Stephanie, bride, David, Kip, Mary, Renata, Val, Reena.
A boy helps to row our boat down the Ganges.
Aarthi ceremony on the Varanasi ghat.
During the Aarthi ceremony in Varanasi, a chai wallah walks from boat to boat selling chai - with an ingeneous bucket of embers strapped to the bottom of his teapot.
Hundreds of tourists observe the Aarthi ceremony at Varanasi.
Cremation ghat at night, Varanasi.