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Evening tourist show on the Ganges, Varanasi, India. Brilliant spectacles of light from handheld towers of candles, held by priests and other Hindis during religious rites (pujas). Colorful and popular Dasasvamedha Ghat gets a lot of attention from religious pilgrims, locals, and tourists alike and is one of the busiest bathing ghats in the city of Varanasi. There is a nightly ceremony of lights performed mostly for tourists.

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Evening tourist show on the Ganges, Varanasi, India. Brilliant spectacles of light from handheld towers of candles, held by priests and other Hindis during religious rites (pujas). Colorful and popular Dasasvamedha Ghat gets a lot of attention from religious pilgrims, locals, and tourists alike and is one of the busiest bathing ghats in the city of Varanasi. There is a nightly ceremony of lights performed mostly for tourists.