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.VARANASSI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 16, 2005 : Evening hindu ceremony on the ghat along the Ganges . Life along the Ganges river begins every morning with a ritual bath in the holi river and ends with this ritual. Varanassi, also named Benares or Kachi, is one of the holiest place for Hindus in India, drawing millions of pilgrims every year. They come to prey to along the temples lining the ghats, and purify themselves in the "Holi Ganga".(Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux/Getty Images)