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... in to our hotel and having a late lunch, we made our way to the India – Pakistan border to watch the famous Flag Down Ceremony that takes place there every evening. When we first saw this on our tour itinerary we were unsure what it was or why we would want to see it but after a little research we realized that it was a pretty unique event and something that we shouldn’t miss if we were going to be this close to the boarder anyway. When we arrived our ...
... a chapatti to be added to the towering pile next to the hotplates.
I wasn't finished yet though, past the army of washers with their hose pipes and trough sinks and the guys sat peeling a mountain of potatoes and garlic was the biggest vat of chai I've ever seen. Handed another bowl and ushered towards this tank my bowl was filled with hot delicious chai from a pipe with one of the big red value handles on it making it look even more like a tanker. It was good chai, but had ...
... br> Sahib is one of the five holy sarovars that was constructed by Guru Arjan Dev.
Guru Mar Das started the excavation for the sarovar and it was completed by
Guru Arjan Dev. The story behind the name of the sarovar states that Guru Amar
Das found a saint named Santakha, meditating at the site. The saint told Guru
Amar Das that he was waiting for the Guru to come and give him salvation.
Impressed, Guru Amar Das JI named the sarovar as Santokhsar ...
... bad things happen in threes so surely that's it! Next the ticket inspector comes along checking tickets. He says something in Hindi to us, which we look to the young man for translation to find out that we have been upgraded to first class! How quickly our day has turned around. We follow the porter to the first class coach and he shows us to out cabin. That's right, we got our very own cabin! The porter ...
... that stared right after we came in – dozens of men carrying buckets of water from the holy pool surrounding the temple and pouring it on the marble pathway around the pool and dozens of women sweeping the water back into the pool with traditional long brooms. What struck us as extraordinary were people kneeling in all that praying and even gathering the cleaning water with their hands and drinking it. Well, as mentioned it’s a ...