Feb 8, 2012

Photograph of the Ganges riverbank around Ram Ghat - Banares (Varanasi) 1869

The Ram Ghat was built by the Raja of Jaipur and has a temple dedicated to Ram. Varanasi on the river Ganges is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus.  The waterfront of Varanasi (Benares) is lined with over 100 ghats, with long flights of stone steps where residents and pilgrims come to perform their ablutions and worship in the temples. The Ram Ghat is a popular bathing ghat. 

Photographer:  Brajo Gopal Bromochary
Source: British Library