Every evening, right after sunset, the Ganga Aarti (ritual of offering prayer to the Ganges river) is held at Dashashwamedh Ghat (the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges River).
Several priests would be performing this ritual by carrying deepams (oil lamps) and moving it up and down in a rhythmic tune of bhajans (Hindu devotional songs and often of ancient origin).
When I took this photo, there were seven priests and I walked up and down the area where I was before deciding on the particular face I wanted to photograph.
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