AsiaB&WStoryNilanjan Ray; Varanasi – A sacred City

The name Varanasi possibly originates from the names of the two rivers from north and south: Varuna, still flowing in Varanasi, and Asi, a small stream near Assi Ghat. 

The name Varanasi possibly originates from the names of the two rivers from north and south: Varuna, still flowing in Varanasi, and Asi, a small stream near Assi Ghat. 

Varanasi is also known as Benares or Kashi , is a North Indian city on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

Nilanjan Ray | Varanasi – A sacred City

Varanasi has been chosen as one of the heritage cities in India.

Nilanjan Ray | Varanasi – A sacred City

The photographs of Varanasi in black and white to highlight aspects of this historical site of pilgrimage and the rich tradition it encapsulates. As I see it, Varanasi – the Sacred City of Light – stands outside time and space, is frozen in its eternal moment of being. I wish to capture this aspect of the city and I feel that black and white photography is best able to capture this eternal quality of the city.

I would like to focus on principally on two aspects of the city. One is the culture of temples and historical spots; the other, the famous bathing Ghats of Varanasi. The Ghats themselves for me are metaphors of the spiritual city; the steep steps leading up from the sacred river appear to me as images of the desire that this city has generated through the ages.

Nilanjan Ray | Varanasi – A sacred City

Nilanjan Ray | Varanasi – A sacred City

Nilanjan Ray | Varanasi – A sacred City

Nilanjan Ray | Varanasi – A sacred City

Nilanjan Ray | Varanasi – A sacred City



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