Varanasi: Oldest and Holiest City of Siva

In 2014, reporter Rajiv Malik and photographer Arun Mishra spent two weeks in the famed city of Varanasi interviewing residents, visiting the temples and exploring the ghats -- the giant platforms and steps along the edge of the sacred River Ganga. In this slide show we share some of the images from that visit. The full story was featured in the July/August/September issue of Hinduism Today.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Darshan coming from the great temples of our Gods can change the patterns of karma dating back many past lives, clearing and clarifying conditions that were created hundreds of years ago and are but seeds now, waiting to manifest in the future.
—Gurudeva