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Varanasi The sacred city of India situated in the Ganga valley and along the banks of Ganges. As the holy place of pilgrimage, it is regularly visited by Hindus, who come to have a dip in the holy water. The birth place of many great scholars, it plays host to many foreigners. #seatsofthegoddess

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Benares ou Vârânasî , inde ville lumière , Gange , très animé , fidèle pratiquant indouisme , 70 escaliers de pierre. Dernière étape sur le chemin de l'illumination .

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The Lost Temples of Deulghata! This is one of the two remaining tall brick deul style Jain temples with stucco decoration on the banks of the River Kangsabati in Purulia, West Bengal, India.

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from Simple & Interesting.

Kota, India.

Kota is the third largest city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur. It is located 240 kilometres south of state capital, Jaipur. Situated on the banks of Chambal Rive...

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River Ganges and Varanasi (one of India's holiest cities), Uttar Pradesh state, north India

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Tejo Mahalay Hindu Temple at sunrise, Agra, India. The Taj Mahal is actually a Hindu Temple forcefully captured by Islamic invaders in 12th Century. Its a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the transformer of Worlds. Hence the pinnacle dome is depicted with a 3 point trident - a common feature of Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It also contains the Hindu Aum symbol and has the sacred Hindu lotus flower on the dome. It was built by Maharaja Jai, founder of Jaipur City 700 years…

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4 Popular Ashrams in India....to gain spiritual clarity and enlightenment.... Let go the pain, and past.. Get completely to center.

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A Sadhu or a Hindu ascetic smokes a bidi, a local cigarette hand-rolled with leaf tobacco, inside a makeshift shelter on the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata. © Jim Zuckerman

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"Meenakshi Amman Temple. Madurai [India] (April Full Moon 2009)," by robotsergio via Flickr.

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