Thursday, April 3, 2014

Varanasi the Sacred City on the Ganges by Lane

We just spent an amazing several days in Varanasi.  It is the most sacred city to the Hindu religion.  Buddha gave his first teaching near here (Sarnath) after attaining enlightenment.  It is one of the oldest continually populated cities on the planet. Many pilgrims come to bathe in the Ganges and many believe it is an automatic ticket to salvation to die in Varanasi.

The kids on the banks of the Ganges after visiting the Temple of Lord Hanuman the Monkey God

Pilgrims and Ceremonies


Yoga mats ready for dawn session

Our Sunrise Cruise on the Ganges

Bathing in the Ganges

The People

Making a wish and counting our blessings!

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