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Vanarasi, a bag full of happiness tied with a rope of reality

Varanasi or Banaras: the religious capital of India. The city is said to be as old as time and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of the world. 769 more words


The Ganges River

Each day, the Ganges flows, providing a space of refuge for its devotees. People turn toward the river in prayer and find ablution in its current. 66 more words


Varanasi and the Ganges

We had been warned by guide books and by word of mouth that Varanasi could be dirty and chaotic, but we were pleasantly surprised. There were plenty of bicycle rickshaws and the shops seemed reasonably modern, although the traffic could be abysmal, moving ten metres in ten minutes if you were unlucky. 1,893 more words

Kashi - See it through my eyes :-)

How many of you have actually visited Varanasi or Kashi? Well, don’t give me those stares now. I know that most of the people visit this city only for doing the last rites. 1,177 more words


Some wisdom and spirituality from Varanasi

Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together…
Mark Twain 288 more words

Beyond The World

Tarpan..remembering the ancestors

Among the endless list of festivals and rituals performed in Hinduism, there are chosen few which are popular among people belonging to a specific area. Among them one such ritual which is performed highly here in my state is… 110 more words