Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

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Mar 1, 2011

STILL LIFE : Impressions from Oldest City in the World - Varanasi

I have recently been to the Varanasi, also known as Kasi in northern state of India. It is regarded as a holy city by Buddhists and Jains, and is the holiest place in the world in Hinduism (and center of the Earth in Hindu cosmology). It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. According to legend, the city was founded by the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva, around 5,000 years ago, thus making it one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the country. Its also believed by Hindu's that once in a life time, a visit to this place is must to cleanse one's own as well as ancestors bad karmas.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Lord Shiva
The Temple Dome is made up of pure Gold
Image Curtsey WIKIPEDIA
May you have the same feeling of positive energy that this city gives to every one who goes there.... Below are my impressions from the city, hope you will enjoy this visual trip as well as I enjoyed being there....

Home of Shiva - Kashi

Also known as Varanasi - Situated on the banks of Holy River Ganges

Attracts visitors from all over the world...

Some even from Siberian lands...

But the common life goes on....

On and on... 

Some come here to wash their sins in Holy river Ganges...

Some shower blessings....

Some sharing tips of nirvana... to gullible tourists

Some have their own view....

Some to take some family photographs...

Each one, to one's own pleasures... Massage on the Ghat

Some are just lost in their thoughts....

Some catch up in the market place...

And some are caught up in traffic jam...

Some one like me, stuck floating in the river of life... in living.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya


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