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Soaking Up Life in Varanasi, India Uttar Pradesh  India

Soaking Up Life in Varanasi, India

When I think of India, words like color, life and vibrant....raw, open and warm.... come into my mind. From the perspective of a Westerner, India is beautiful chaos.

Life opens up in Varanasi, India, along the banks of the Ganga. Arrive at sunrise and experience the ceremonies that take place each morning. People are praying and dipping in the water to take their morning bath; men are squatting along the river, shaving, while others are preparing for their daily catch.

Cows join in the festivities and take their morning swim. The Ghats don't go to sleep and are burning the dead around the clock, their smoke reaching the sky and sending spirits heavenward.

The river is teeming with life, and it is a beautiful experience to be a part of and witness first-hand.