While in Varanasi, India, we were told about a religious ceremony that happens every night in one of the ghats on the Ganges. We decided to go check it out one night and were quite surprised at what a production it was.
There were 7 young men all performing the same rituals while music and bells were join on in the background. The ceremony starts around 7PM and last about an hour. If you come to the ghat before 6PM you can usually get "free" seats at on of the temples for a good view but will be asked to give a donation at the end. We decided not to go for the donation seats, but were able to get a decent views even after showing up at about 5 minutes after 7.
Valerie has written a post about Varanasi that you can view here. It is a very interesting city to say the least.