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... it has never been captured, it was the site of two and a half Jauhars (when the inhabitants of the fort fear certain capture, the women, offer ceremonial prayers, immolate themselves on burning pyres whilst the men ride out for one last gallant doomed charge). The third Jauhar was only considered a “half Jauhar” as the certainty of capture came along so suddenly that none of the ceremonies could be completed. The men slit ...
... re gonna be able to check this but it's a respect thing really. If I ask someone respectfully to not do something and they do it anyway I'm not too happy about it and to be fair there are a metric **** tonne of Jain temples in India I can put in my eyeholes once my uterus has finished wringing itself out.
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Last night we left Udaipur for Jaisalmer which was about an 18 hour train journey. Throughout the night you could hear the chugging of the train, the whistle blowing and at times another train passing by. It also required us to change driving crews a few times during the trip.
We were about an hour late ...
... with the residents there.
They then proceeded to guide us around the village to see the various homes, families and farmland where they make their lives. All of the cows were colorfully decorated from a recent festival with wreaths wrapped around blue or red painted horns. We tasted some fresh peanuts just pulled from the ground (did you know they were a root?!) and got to hold a peacock chick and baby goats. Then it was back to our guest house above a ...
... no sellers selling any food or drink. We got some fried snacks from a small station after realizing our goof up. The only possible dinner at a station would have been possible in Jodhpur at midnight. We were too lazy to get up from our cozy berths and Ananth who had stepped out to try and catch a bite had to throw away his Poori Sabji after a couple of bites when the train hooted and started leaving the station. So we landed in Delhi tired and hungry and looking forward to food, fan and ...