The Ganges at Varanasi


Varanasi is the holiest Hindu site in India, as it was believed to have been founded by Lord Shiva thousands of years ago.  Water from the Ganges River is prized among Hindus as the holiest of holy water, and pilgrims flock to its shores every morning before dawn to purify themselves. The city performs a synaesthetic dance upon the senses–its smells, sounds, colors, and visuals will provoke, astound, assail, and enchant.  I would like to be there now.  But, living as it does in my memory and in my heart, I carry the sunrise upon the Ganges with me this and every day.

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9 responses to “The Ganges at Varanasi

  1. Very nice pictures and thank you for the information. I am always interested in learning new things. 🙂

    • Varanasi is such a fascinating place…it possesses a very holy Islamic temple, a very holy Hindu temple, and one of the 7 sacred sites for Buddhists (Sarnath is just outside the city). Thanks for commenting!

  2. I would love to be there right now getting a blessing for 10 rupees.

  3. Varanasi is indeed a wonderful place. There are a multitude of such holy sites throughout India that display immense spirituality and abundance of cultural and natural heritage.

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