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People of Varanasi | Photo Series

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Posted On : May 17, 2018
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This is a journey through various people in and around Varanasi ghats.

We can start our journey visiting an old lady who runs a shop in one of the narrow streets of Varanasi.

An Old Lady shopkeeper at Varanasi

An Old Lady shopkeeper at Varanasi

There are more shops and shopkeepers in whichever turn you take in that narrow labyrinth. Some of the people from that labyrinth are showing their faces now.

Young shopkeeper at Varanasi

Young shopkeeper at Varanasi

A bit older one

A bit older one

A bit more older one

A bit more older one

A middle aged man

A middle aged man

An Old man

An Old man

And then a Lassi Maker

And then a Lassi Maker

And A Style Maker

And A Style Maker

And A Shop Maker

A Shop Maker

And a young bread winner

And a young bread winner

But what is the use of shops if there are no one to buy things. Customers are needed! The customers come in all sizes, shapes, colours and ages.

Young happy customer

Young happy customer

Or the serious ones

Or the serious ones

A Stylish customer

A Stylish customer

Videshi Customers

Some Videshi Customers

Desi Customers

One Desi Customer

All of these people are walking through the street where the local people are living and make a living.

Some of them has amazingly narrow parking spaces

Some of them have amazingly narrow parking spaces

And they also have houses at the end of such narrow lanes

And they also have houses at the end of such narrow lanes

Some people make a living in these very streets

Some people make a living in these very streets

And a transporter waiting for transportee

Such as this transporter waiting for a transportee

These locals or vendors are not the people who mainly run the economy here. That would be the Devotees. Those devotees also come in all sizes and shapes like the other group of people.

The Young devotees

The Young devotees

Older devotees

Older devotees

And a senior one

And a senior one

Sometimes equanimous ones too

Sometimes equanimous ones too

But then there is one another set of people to whom Varanasi is really home. The Sadhus! Without Sadhus, Varanasi is nothing. Many different kinds of sadhus are there, walking around in Banaras.

Most of them would be walking around

Most of them would be simply walking around

Walking like this through ghats

Walking like this, through the ghats

Some might just walk around

Some might just walk around looking for answers

But some might ask for alms

But some might ask for alms as well

Some might eat their own food

Some might cook and eat their own food

The some might sleep their way off

Then some might just sleep almost all day long

This last picture would give you an overall idea about the place that Varanasi is, minus the Sadhus. You can see the street vendors, tourists, cows, locals, kids and maybe a sadhu just around the corner.

Varanasi : An overall view

Varanasi : An overall view

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Written by : Trablogger
Trablogger aka Jithin is an Indian travel blogger who is obsessed with leading a travel life. When he is not traveling, photographing, writing or blogging, you can see him thinking about sustaining this travel life or helping someone to travel more.

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janmalique

You are a wonderful storyteller, instead of words the magic comes through images.

Les Petits Pas de Juls

Splendid shots!

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