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Ganga Aarathi

Benaras is well known place for Hindu Pilgrimage in India. Priests pay homage to the mighty river by performing "aarathi" on its banks every evening. A platform has been earmarked on the ghat for this purpose. Hundreds of tourists and local devotees throng to the ghat to witness the ritual.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2014
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 10:51 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Benaras ( Uttar Pradesh) , India