Heaven’s Lieutenants

“The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.”
(William Shakespeare – English poet and playwrighter ,1564 -1616)

This family lives in a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva nearby Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
This amazing place has a shrine sculpted with many musician angels, it is facing the holy waters of the Ganges and the atmosphere there is full of mystery.
I know them since a few years, at the beginning the father who is the priest there didn’t allow me to take any picture but things have changed now and they ask me a few shots of the whole family who enjoy to pose.
On this shot the parents are standing with their twin sons while the grandmother stays in the background.
That day I came to pick up a sandal paste that he prepared for me, he usually applies it on my forehead and I realized that it removes headaches very easily.


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