Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ghats

Ghats, ghats, ghats...

This is Varanasi. Or Kashi. Or Benares. This is India!



It is the holiest city in Hinduism and Jainism. The Mother Ganga is the most sacred river in India.

Hindus believe that Varanasi is the oldest living city on the Earth (not, not), and the city of the Light (mayhap), and the city of temples (it is true).



And the city of a death... In hinduism death at Ganga's banks in Varanasi brings salvation. And there are many corpses in a water...



Ghats, corpses, fires... This is Varanasi, the wonder city.