Varanasi is the spiritual capital for the Hindus. It is also called the 'the city of temples, the holy city of India, the religious capital of India, the city of lights and also the oldest continuously lived city of the world'. The history of this city is older than all the major religions of the world. People make pilgrimage to this holy city to attain inner peace. It is said that dying in this city gets you instant salvation. It is located on the banks of the river Ganges which is considered the holy river. Once upon a time it is said that the water of this river had magical healing powers. Unfortunately due to the vagaries of modern living it has become very polluted. But the faith of the people remains unchanged. No one goes back from this city without taking a holy dip. If you visit India, do visit this city for a spiritual experience. Hope this painting of one of the Ghats (embankments) of Varanasi is able to capture the character of this city.