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This magical scene is timeless, it was shot in the afternoon of Xmas day in Varanasi (Benaras). On the left a well known sadhu form the ghats, I saw in a book that his dreadlocks are two meters long. Three men are wearing typical clothes from South India, one is taking in picture his friend who has a big snake around his neck. The owner of that snake wears an orange turban on the right. Walking along the ghats of river Ganga is one of the most magical thing in the world.
Varanasi is an Indian city on the banks of the Ganga i It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is also known as the favourite city of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva as it has been mentioned in the Rigveda that this city in older times was known as Kashi.