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It was my intention to get out of Gorakhpur early in the morning. The breaking news of a missing Air Asia plane over Indonesia derailed my plans alittle bit. The mysterious news kept the suspense on the edge with no new information from the authorities. After milling a little longer at breakfast, it was time to make my way to …
... to the Ganges River. Varanasi is considered the Holy City for Hindus, and the Ganges is the holy river. Because of this, it is where the Hindus want to leave their life (or die). So, it is an honor to be cremated here, as well as pilgrims participating in the prayer rituals and dipping into the Ganges.
We made our way through the insane streets to the River. While every place we have been has been a bit crazy, Varanasi takes it to a ...
... the sun was being seen off by the Ghat with its
magnificent beauty. Now, with the further walk, I saw a tea shop and the smell
of the tea and people gathering over the shop coaxed me and I was unable to
stop myself. I rushed to the shop and took a Kulhar (Clay Cup) of Tea and sat
on the stairs. There was a group of Japanese travelers who also adored the sip
with the colorful sight and I spent few moments chit chatting ...
... barely arrived that we could hear the deafening sound of the machines in the houses all around us ! We first learned how they made the designs of the saris, with metal plates in which they make holes for the motives. Then we witnessed the large machines and the hundreds of textiles rolls that make the industrial saris. Then and the most beautiful, the people making the hand made saris for the wealthy with gold and silver and can take up to a month or two to complete ! ...
... minutes I decided in my own mind that Nandan must be a religious historian by education because his knowledge was so deep. He could field the most obscure questions with detailed responses knowing the why, as opposed to just the what or when. It turned out he had worked with researchers for years and also two Channel Four documentaries about Hinduism, clearly good credentials so we were lucky to have him.
Nandan took us through the noisy bustling streets of Varanasi. ...