Kashi Vishwanath, Ganga, ghats and Ganga aarti are famous attractions of the city of ‘Dharma’ and spirituality – Varanasi. Ganga Aarti is conducted on a dais facing river Ganga by seven young priests under the tutelage of Gangotri Seva Samiti. The priests utter holy hymns of the Vedas and Upanishads along with billowing conch shells. Fragrance sticks, oil lamps and camphor are burnt following centuries old traditional rituals. The priests wear religiously sanctioned traditional dress. The dais is decorated colorfully. The viewers sit on the stone-steps and the boats, knotted together. The worship of Ganga is basically showing reverence by performing religious rituals along with chanting of ‘mantras’. Thousands of faithful and tourists gather to watch Ganga Aarti daily. Though the Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi performed 365 days a year but the grandest aarti takes place during Kartik Purnima (in October/ November).