Wordless Wednesdays: The roadside sellers of Varanasi

Selling all things religious- beads, prasad, holy thread, metal bracelet (Kada), blueberry beads or stone fruits (Rudraksh) used as prayer beads by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists.
Chillies and gooseberries for sale in the market
Flowers used as an offering to God, sold on the ghats
Betel leaf (Paan) seller.
She smiles at the camera
Not roadside, but a seller all the same – of sarees

To check my travel post on Varanasi, click here Travel: Benaras – Part 2- A day of pilgrimage

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4 responses to “Wordless Wednesdays: The roadside sellers of Varanasi”

  1. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Lovely photos and interesting captions! ❤ Thank you for sharing, Smitha!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Cheryl for your appreciation 🙂. Varanasi is easy to photograph. Everything there has character. I’m glad you liked the photographs.💕

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  2. Vineetha Brijesh Avatar
    Vineetha Brijesh

    Beautiful pics… Actually it’s so nice to see the smile on the face of the Amma who posed for the pic.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I too was surprised when she smiled as I pointed the camera towards her and she didn’t even coax me into buying anything. Vineetha, the people in Benaras are pleasantly warm, friendly and simple.


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