The Varanasi Diaries

by Samresh Shrivastav July. 27, 2017 960 views

At the Ghat of the river Ganga....The Personification of Vastness

At the Ghat of the river Ganga....The Personification of Vastness

Varanasi - A city as old as time.

A city that has seen the world turn, tides change and generations of humans born and die. In just a single boat ride across the different ghats, the holy city humbles you by bringing face to face with the balance of life and death.

The Sacred City of Varanasi....The Spiritual Capital of India

The Sacred City of Varanasi....The Spiritual Capital of India

In Mark Twain’s words, “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”

What draws millions of pilgrims from all over the world to the city of Varanasi is the fact that it is one of the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism.

Thousands of devotees gathered to get blessings of Kashi Vishwanath and take a dip in the holy water of Ganga...

Thousands of devotees gathered to get blessings of Kashi Vishwanath and take a dip in the holy water of Ganga...

The holiest of the holy sites in the east is Kashi or Banaras as it is known today. Kashi is held as the core of the universe - Sadhguru

According to legend, Varanasi was founded by the Lord Shiva and was his favorite abode. In one verse of the ancient religious text of Skanda Purana, Shiva says, “The three worlds form one city of mine, and Kāśī is my royal palace therein.”

When the rains are about to touch the holy water of Ganga....

When the rains are about to touch the holy water of Ganga....

A boat ride across the sacred Ganges, perfectly captures the spirit of Varanasi. .

A boat ride across the sacred Ganges, perfectly captures the spirit of Varanasi. .

The Perfect time to be at Ghats is when the cloud is about to pour and the divine cool breeze is swiftly tuching your face....

The Perfect time to be at Ghats is when the cloud is about to pour and the divine cool breeze is swiftly tuching your face....

Many Colours but One strong devotion

Many Colours but One strong devotion

That intense Gaze into your very Soul...

That intense Gaze into your very Soul...

The Old Street's hustle bustle

The Old Street's hustle bustle

It's time to Fly...

It's time to Fly...

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Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful photos and mood !

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Samresh Shrivastav Replied to Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for your kind words :)

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

The strong colors you've used enhanced the strength of this place. India is a place I will always remember.

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Samresh Shrivastav Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for acknowledging that Antonio :)

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