Ganga View Guesthouse

Address: Asi Ghat, Waterfront, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located on Asi Ghat, Waterfront, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

On to Varanase

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Feb 03, 2015

... is rowed by a couple of men. There are many boats on the river but it is quiet. The city slowly emerges, people are bathing in the river, a school for yogis is praying quietly, men are washing sheets, and the funeral pyres are dying down. The sky is thick with ash from all the cremations. Each cremation takes 5 trees or about 700 pounds of wood. The government is trying to get people to use the electric crematoriums but without much luck. ...

Ghatted: The sacred and the profane

A travel blog entry by meva on Jan 09, 2015

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... be used. At the small cremation ghat, an electric crematorium exists for the poor. It is cheaper for this method of cremation than for the payment for the wood cremations.

We were absorbed by the everydayness of the cremation scene. Animals wondered around the funeral pyres, ate flowers from the stretchered corpses, people flew kites and one boy held his wet pants up to dry from the heat. ...

Varanasi and the Ganges

A travel blog entry by steverino on Dec 18, 2014

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... he has scrimped on the quantity of wood purchased, he may have to beg some embers from his more fortunate or well-heeled neighbors to complete his task.

Once the cremation is completed, the ashes are cast into the river right in front of the burning ghat.

A few interesting notes:

If the deceased is a virgin or a pregnant woman, the cleansing fire is unnecessary. The body is simply tied to a rock and deposited in the river.

As in life, ...

Varanasi by rickshaw

A travel blog entry by alex.mitrovic on Dec 04, 2014

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Today my guide took me for a tour of the city with a rickshaw we started at s temple where it wasn't dedicated to any deity and had a marble map of India that was made before independence. Then we went to Hindu university as well as the Shiva temple where we had to leave our shoes at the front gate the Shiva lingum was amazing and there were rows of people waiting to have some of the water placed on their heads and forehead. Then to the Hanuman temple which again unfortunately no ...

Varanasi - The Holy city

A travel blog entry by lolly81 on Nov 26, 2014

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Setting off an initial 30 minutes late, we arrived in Varansi an hour later than scheduled. Rickshaw negotiated we navigated our way through the small streets of Varansi around rickshaws, cars, people, cows and a number of wedding processions making their way two and from the Ganga - we apparently had visited Varansi in wedding season. Unfortunately our driver could only take us so far so we made the final 1km journey on foot. Locating our guest house was a mission in ...

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