Banaras is always special for Bihar, Discover the place with the eyes of Tilby Vattard

People of Bihar, like us, are still not comfortable in saying Varanasi and instead of that we say Banaras.

Banaras is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is also known as the favourite city of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva . It has been mentioned in the Rigveda that this city in older times was known as Kashi .

Here on, we get an opportunity of re-discovering the place with the eyes of a French Photographer Tilby Vattard. Almost half of his time of a year he spent in India-Nepal-Pakistan and his love for the place can be felt in his photography. So here you have Banaras in the camera of Tilby Vattard

Welcome Holy Banaras.! Welcome Holly Varanasi

Any morning of the city


Ganga: The Holy River


The Life, The Tea



The Jump for Life


Living of the city


The spirit of Hinduism

spirit of hinduism

Women of the City

the life of the city

Runninng for Kites


The evening 

The evening

The Narrow Street


The holiest of the holy

ganga aarti

Any night of Banaras lighted by Diyas


Thanks for allowing us to take your photographs Tilby.

Check out the Photographer: Tilby Vattard 

Source of Pics: Web of Tilby Vattard



A girl from the capital of Bihar, trying to understand the past underdevelopment of Bihar and exploring the ways to improve the status of the State