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... several thousand years, and has a history that is older than most of the major world religions. The Benares Gharana form ofHindustani classical music was developed in Varanasi, and many prominentIndian philosophers, ...
... dressed in beautiful bright orange, and music that Hanna and I couldn't keep a beat to. At the end of the ceremony we took part in the puuja, the Hindu prayer ritual, including lighting a candle and sending it down the river Ganges. The next morning we took a sunrise boat ride down the river where we were able to view each one of the ghats. We saw people bathing, praying, brushing their teeth, doing laundry, meditating, playing ...
... I am sure that there is, along with the death and anguish that goes with it. Street beggars, sure, but these guys appear to be professional beggars.
This is Wednesday, and the flight to Varanasi, arriving in the evening. The drive to hotel is pretty rugged and very slow.
Next morning we were up well before dawn to see the sunrise over Ganges and the ghats of Varanasi, was very different walking through the streets with very few awake and little activity, ...
... or haggle with a tuk tuk driver you can't tell what the **** they're saying because their words are trapped in enough **** to decorate a wedding cake. Anyway, I wasn't much wiser by the time we moved on to the other markets.
We were lead through the pasta market which sold pasta (obviously) but in colours that looked like they contained enough E-numbers to keep the whole country's toddler population bouncing off ...
... a law which wouldn't work a leader created the story that every part of a cow represents every one of the millions of Hindu gods. Religion is more effective than law and almost immediately people stopped eating cows and we are in the position we are in today!
We visited a wholesale flower market which was hidden in a courtyard down a very narrow gali. There were rows of sellers sat crossed legged on the floor, each with a pile of flowers of a specific colour ...