Hotel White House
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... in the hotel, service is none existent. We wait nearly 20 minutes to see a staff member for breakfast. lucky we told our driver not to pick us up till 9.30am.
The drive into Jaipur is not the best. The rain makes visibility bad, but at least most people are driving slow. unfortunately we do come across a bad accident between truck and small car. I deided not to look as we drove past, Shauna had to look and she saw dead peolpe. Told her not to look. ...
... the donation and how you could donated money to cover a certain number of days of food for those in need. The minimum was one day for 1000 rupees (20 bucks). This was an amount I was not comfortable donating but figured I would say I would do it and then just pay less at the donation booth and no one would be the wiser. In one of the chants the pushy priest tried to trick me into saying I would donate two days and I was put off by that. Then when things were done he told me ...
... a yagna, which had to be performed at a specific, astrologically auspicious moment. But Savitri, busy dressing for the ceremony, failed to show up on time. Without a wife, the Creator could not perform the yagna at the right moment, so he had to find another consort quickly. The only unmarried woman available was a shepherdess of the untouchable Gujar caste named Gayitri, whom the gods hastily purified by passing her through the mouth of a cow (gaya means ...
... and about 20,000 people! Quite a tribute to the person you love. The story's bummer post-script, is that soon after the Taj Mahal was completed, the Emperor was overthrown by his son and imprisoned in Agra Fort on the other side of the river. The rest of his life was spent gazing across at the tribute to his late wife. Upon his death, he was buried next to her inside the Taj. You just can't trust your children like you used to... After Agra, we took the train to Jaipur ...
... steps of the ghat.
The priest who had his legs amputated due to diabetes, introduced me to the story of the Hindu god Brahma and also the creation of Pushkar Lake - an act of a lotus falling from the hands of Lord Brahma to earth, forming the lake as it is.
The history of Pushkar Lake goes as far as 4th century BC. Whilst interesting, I couldn't help but relate the analogy of a lotus falling to an event of ...