Taken 22-Jan-11
Visitors 171

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Categories & Keywords

Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:India
Keywords:Buddhist ceremony, Fire Puja, Ganges, India, Varanasi
Photo Info

Dimensions4041 x 2689
Original file size1.96 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Jan-11 07:02
Date modified23-Jan-11 07:02
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length44 mm
Focal length (35mm)44 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/50 at f/3.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
"Fire Puja", Ganges, Varanasi, India, "Buddhist ceremony",

Fire Puja on the Ganges NIK_5236

On the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi are open crematoriums, where the dead are covered with logs and burned so that their ashes can be spread on the Mother River. It is a ceremony whose roots are in the purification of the atmosphere, but also serves as a celebration of life.