Prima facie, Benares seems an odd place to find peace and seek a deeper understanding of life. With its maze of lanes and constant din, the city does nothing to soothe a troubled soul. Or so it seems. But as you open up to it, you find quiet moments such as these. Photographed here are young disciples reciting an ode to the Sun god on a foggy, misty winter morning.The fog hung heavy over the still, grey waters. The sloshing of waves and the muffled sound of tolling bells were all that remained.