Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Concierge desk
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... well at all. So I asked why. He said that he had so much work to do. So I asked if I could help him. He kind of laughed and said no, no, of course not. But I said I was serious and that I didn't want him to have a bad day. So I sat down on the ground with them and started helping the group package little baggies of Indian sweets. When the man saw that I was actually going to help them, he gave me the job of sealing up the baggies. They would ...
... was fairly spiritual and atmospheric but let down slightly by the presence of the gawping masses (us included). We headed back to our guest house which was just behind Munshi ghat a bit further along from the main ghat. We walked up the steep steps of Munshi ghat to the alley above and had a last look at the Ganges in the moonlight. Next stop: Amritsar. How do we get there? A 23 hour rail journey!
... so women are not allowed because they're "too emotional". He walked me right up to the burning bodies, which was somewhat horrifying, but also fascinating to see such an important Hindu ritual up close. He also told me they bodies don't smell as they burn because they use this special expensive wood from 600km away, but that may have been part of the scam (he wanted me to donate money for people who couldn't afford to buy the special wood, but the ...
... complex. Next to Sarnath there is also a fairly large Jain Temple, and the guide there explained Jain beliefs and practices in about 5 minutes using visual aids. I had not quite remembered the level of asceticism required of Jain holy men, who wear no clothes and live in forests. He had lots of fully anatomically correct photos to prove it. Regular, non-holy men Jains are vegans who avoid killing any bugs, wear no animal products, pray regularly, abstain from ...
... and was milling about, waiting for their turn to receive a blessing before their cruise as well. It turns out that this particular priest was not only a holy man but a business man as well, because with the promise of greater profits from this large group, he hurriedly finished with Bree and moved to the group to begin placing a tikka on each person’s forehead, quickly moving through the group to insure he got credit for each member. With a laugh our guide ...