I’m ashamed to say I did this a lot. I randomly photographed people in India that just looked exactly like I imagined Indians to look like. Do not do what I do. However, I couldn’t help buy phentermine 37.5 online uk myself. Every time I saw someone dressed in what I expected and doing what I always imagined they would be doing if I ever were to travel to India, I would take a photo as a reflex and a confirmation of my daydreams. Yes. I. Am. Guilty.
How many of you complain about doing laundry? How many of you have washing machines and dryers and still complain about doing laundry? I’m guilty of this trivial complaint like the next person, but imagine running a huge laundromat operation all by hand? In Mumbai, there is an area known as the Dhobi Ghat where washers hand wash and open air dry clothes, sheets and more. The washers are locally known as Dhobis, and the Dhobi Ghat is the world’s largest outdoor laundry operation.
This man was sitting on the steps of the ghat by the Ganges River watching the Aarti prayer ceremony in Varanasi, India. I don’t know his story, but many Hindus pilgrimage to this holy city to seek enlightenment. To me, he looks like he has been to many places to reach this moment where he hopes he can find salvation.
The Aarti ceremony is a worship ritual where light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. The hour long ceremony includes chanting, burning of incenses and creates an enchanting musical evening as people ring bells and a drummer keeps the tempo.
Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. It’s considered the holiest city for Hindus.