Sunday, March 3, 2013

Daybreak on the Ganges

The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and it is worshiped as the goddess Ganga. Varanasi, located on the banks of the Ganges, is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. According to legend, Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva. Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings moksha - the liberation from the cycle of repeated death and rebirth. A stroll along the ghats of the Ganges at daybreak, where pilgrims wash away a lifetime of sins by performing their ritual ablutions, provides a tranquil, timeless perspective. 
Nine prints from my series Daybreak on the Ganges will be on display at the Clarridge Gallery in Bellevue, WA from March 3 through March 27. The Clarridge Gallery is located in the office/bookstore of the Eastshore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA. Gallery hours are weekdays 9 am to 5 pm.  Call 425 641 3146 for weekend hours.
 Man Mandir Ghat, Varanasi 
 Meer Ghat, Varanasi
 Ram Ghat, Varanasi
 Lalita Ghat, Varanasi
 Scindia Ghat, Varanasi 
 Lal Ghat, Varanasi
 Three Bathers, Varanasi
 Gai Ghat, Varanasi
Under the Malviya Bridge, Varanasi   
All of these images were capture during my visit to Varanasi in 2012.  


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