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... beggars. This is Wednesday so flight to Varanasi, arrived in evening, drive to hotel pretty rugged and very slow. Next morning up well before dawn to see the sunrise over Ganges and the ghats of Varanasi, was very different going through streets with very few awake and going, however this changed pretty rapidly! A lot of people sleeping out along with the cows!So out through and down the ghats to boat and out onto river, all the city ...
... just as vibrant as the next. First you saw the boatmen in their rowing boats. Next the men and women doing their laundry, then the children playing cricket, the gurus smoking ganja, the monks in a state of meditation, laughing yoga, normal yoga, families bathing in the river, cows quenching their thirst, touts selling jewellery and so much more. So much life.. and then, just 10 meters further, the burning Ghats.
An intense and solemn atmosphere overwhelms the senses as ...
... me a quick orange dot on my forehead so that I would look the part as well and we climbed on board our trusty vessel for our trip up the river. Pradeep’s 18 year old son had joined us that morning so the four of us headed out on the calm water, joining the few other boats with tourists and locals alike who were enjoying the peaceful morning. All along the river there were groups of people as well as individuals taking part in the sacred ritual of bathing in ...
... Only men attend the cremation, the women stay at home performing their own rituals. The fire starter must have his head shaved, bathe in the river and then wear white cloth with no stitching, the purest form of clothing possible. A flame burns in a shrine we could see at the top of the bank which is said to have been burning constantly for millennia. A hot coal is taken from the flame and used to light a bunch of straw which is then taken down to the pyre. The fire starter then ...
... are from this period. Anchor Watt in Cambodia. Ani in eastern Turkey. Hampi in southern India. And now Kujaraho.
Our second day we rented bicycles and struck out for the more widely spread out temples east of town. I was expecting they would not be as well preserved since they are not within a controlled access area like the western group, but I was wrong. Equally impressive temples surrounded by farmland. We took the opportunity of having the bikes to ...