Hotel Clarks Varanasi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi
... past 500 years), and they light a stick from that fire and bring it down to the pyre, and circle the fire around the head five times (for earth, wind, water, fire, and soul--I think) before lighting the wood stack. The bodies burn for maybe 2.5 hours, then the families remove any bones and throw them into the river (the ashes remain there). For the bodies to rise to heaven undisturbed, it's very important that everyone at the cremation shows ...
... anxious that we might actually end up enduring the storm from the water (which would not only be scary but dangerous to our health!) when we finally make it to the other side, right where every man and his dog goes to do his business, no word of a lie this man has managed to drop us off at the Varanasi 'open air' loo complete with 4 men squatting with a puzzled look on their face. Needless to say I was happy to be on dry land, just not so happy to 'dodge the log' on the way out. This ...
... but that such a mix
of sites and cultures made the place vivid and vibrant. The sight was extremely
divine and I spent few minutes to experience the moments and soaking up the
atmosphere. I took myself away with the spectacular beauty. After 10 minutes’
walk, I spotted Munshi Ghat where I decided to take a break of few minutes by sitting upstairs and gazing at the Ghat(
bank of river). A while later, the voice of flute ...
... and cows, and all of this in quantities that make you wonder if you'd had enough vaccinations before you left your country.
The train ride there was ******* weird though, the whole coach was full of foreigners. Anyone who's ever caught a sleeper class train in India will know that never happens, like, ever, but it was kinda nice to be able to sip my chai without listening to the standard morning chorus of 70 people loudly clearing the ...
... vary enormously, and while I naturally gravitate to ways of burying the dead that are like my own Jewish tradition I realize that there are many ways to do so and they have their own explanations and scriptural and theological justifications. Frankly, cremation just creeps me out. But so does embalming, also a very artificial way to dispose of the dead, and the ways in which we in the west often seek to preserve the appearance of health in those who have ...