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A Celebration on the Ganga

VARANASI, India — Evening brought a celebration to Dashashwamedh Ghat, just steps from my hotel.

The name Dashashwamedh means “ten-horse sacrifice,” marking the spot where Lord Brahma carried out the act — and in actuality… 304 more words

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Food Carts Beckon in Varanasi

VARANASI, India — Famished from criss-crossing the ghats from north to south and back again, with excursions into the medieval-like passageways, I was ready to get some grub. 226 more words

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Ganges River Has Extremely High Pollution Levels

Former California judge Paul Seeman earned his law degree from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. Possessing a strong professional interest in international environmental law, Paul Seeman participated in efforts to clean the… 143 more words

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At the Ganga: To Bathe or Not To Bathe?

VARANASI, India — When in Rome, right?

Given that the Ganga holds a sacred place for India’s 1 billion Hindus, who revere the world’s third-largest river… 424 more words

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Monkey Business in Varanasi

VARANASI, India — Setting foot back on the ghats after a predawn boat ride on the Ganges, I saw some familiar monkeys roaming their turf. 206 more words

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Dawn Breaks on the Ganga

VARANASI, India — Waking in the early-morning darkness, I found my way from my hotel room with a view of the Ganga down to the ghats, or landings, along the river’s western banks. 249 more words

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