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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Pradeep Varanasi
Was very good.
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi
... several thousand years, and has a history that is older than most of the major world religions. The Benares Gharana form ofHindustani classical music was developed in Varanasi, and many prominentIndian philosophers, ...
... where bodies are burned out on open fires. I found a boat driver, and he took me down the Ganges to the two main cremation sites, before coming back to watch the 7pm ceremony at the main ghat. I found my American friends from the train ride, and we went for dinner and lassis in town before calling it a night. Nice to sleep in a stationary bed for a ...
... on Harishchandra Ghat attain salvation. The sentiments were flowing in form of
tears from people’s eyes. I spent few minutes and slipped myself away with
consoling that this is law of nature and we cannot defend it. I could see my
journey’s final destination, it was Assi Ghat and I got there after few steps
away. The Mantras were being enchanting by the saints in the temples, people
were gathering as somebody ...
... were having an orgy on the terrace. To be fair though, Varanasi is one of those places where it's worth getting an early start, sometimes way to ******* early.
You have to wake up at some god awful hour in Varanasi at least once to watch the sunrise from a boat on the Ganga. It's the rules. You could stumble down to the ghats in the dark all by yourself if you wanted to and do battle with the boatmen for a good price but my ...
... presentation and the deep weirdness of the cremation ghat nearby is extreme. Here, tall young Indian men sang and played music, while the Brahmin priests of Shiva, also young, slender, handsome men, performed an elaborate set of rituals in a kind of choreographed exhibition. They used bells, fire, incense, flowers, the blowing of conch shells (they sound like shofarot, our own Jewish ram’s horns and the last call is held similarly for as long as ...