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
Whenever we are injured or hurt, we understand that our suffering is but the fulfillment of a karma we once initiated, for which our injurer is but the instrument who, when his karma cycles around, will be the injured.
—Gurudeva