Hotel Padmini International

Sigra Mahmoor Ganj Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221010, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

My Reflections on India

A travel blog entry by phildyard

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... confined to one day a week. There are temples large and small everywhere. There are symbols of the gods to be found everywhere. Potential! The energy of the people is amazing. They are so hard-working no matter what their circumstances and there seems to be great pride and optimism in their country. The one thing that the Indian people need and deserve is good government. With the right economic climate and the proper allocation of money to the ...

North India Part Two: Mother Ganga and Beyond

A travel blog entry by nicoleloser

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... spectacle to say the least.

Finally, and with a sigh of relief, we reached the ghat where the ceremony would be held. The ancient steps and surrounding aged architecture, with the Ganges flowing past, definitely had something remarkably special about it.

We took a seat on the potential pile-inducing stone steps and watched as 5 Brahmin priests conducted the prayer ceremony to beautifully sung music by chanting and swirling candles ...

Varanasi, The Holy City

A travel blog entry by bevj

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... 8217;) with offers of sightseeing and escorted walks through the maze of alley ways behind the hotel. We politely declined all this but it didn’t stop him waiting for us and hopping aboard the boat which took us down to watch the Aarti ceremony further down the river in the evening. This is where 7 priests pray for world peace. Pawing at my sleeve, he insisted on imparting information, whether we wanted it or not, about the names of the ghats (which were written ...

Confusion and Beauty in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by nomadictendency

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... with spirituality. I have to admit that I was kind of hoping for some special kind of spirituality in Varanasi, considering its stature in Hinduism.

Just another lesson that spirituality is not something that any place or person holds. It's personal, and to find clarity, one needs to look inside, no matter where one finds oneself in the world. (This is David's lesson for himself...not trying to preach to people here).

David




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The Oldest City on Earth

A travel blog entry by steve_julie

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... and crowded boats carrying anywhere from four to thirty people anchor tight to the shore. The area of interest is a long stage/platform with six sections identified by gaudy arches overhead. Under each arch stands a worshiper in a matching ornate costume. Bells mounted at the corners of the arches are attached to thin ropes leading to their ringer. The ringers deserve a bonus because they ring the ever-loving **** out of these things for the entire presentation. The six people ...

Location

This hotel, located on Sigra Mahmoor Ganj Road, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Banaras Ghats, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), and Manikarnika Ghat.
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