A 3500 year old city ,the Ganges and Dolphins

Kashi, Benaras and Varanasi can hardly be captured in a 500 worded blog.

Nor can the faith and belief of millions be logically explained.It took me 5 trips and 20 years before i could even feel ( let alone see)  this mystical city.

The faith remains but the dolphins are rare to see.

At the outset I simply leave with you images.

The first glimpse of the Ganges at Assi Ghat
The first glimpse of the Ganges at Assi Ghat
Reflections of Varanasi in the Ganges at night
Reflections of Varanasi in the Ganges at night
A majestic haveli from its 3500 year old past
A majestic haveli from its 3500 year old past
Jakaso on the Ganges, our hotel
Jakaso on the Ganges, our hotel
Boats and boatman
Owl view: Boats and boatman.
Sunrise , the Ganges and the boats
Sunrise , the Ganges and the boats
The early bird...
The early bird…
In the lap of the ganges at Benararas, sadhus leave behind all their burderns
In the lap of the Ganges at Benaras, sadhus leave behind all their burdens
Peep out of the window
Peep out of the window
Orange Mouse: vehicle of Lord Ganesha at Ganesha Ghats
Orange Mouse: vehicle of Lord Ganesha at Ganesha Ghats
Ancient ramparts are still  home to many
Ancient ramparts are still home to many
 Elephants paisleys and peacocks etched in stone overlook the Ganges.

Elephants paisleys and peacocks etched in stone overlook the Ganges.
a 400 yr old mosque overooks the ganges
a 400 yr old mosque overooks the ganges
Bird soars above all
Bird soars above all
A bird and temple spires
A bird and  1000 year  old temple spires
the temple spires seen from the courtyard of a home
the temple spires seen from the courtyard of a home
HOLI HAI
HOLI HAI
“Holika” was burnt the night before
Foggy
Foggy
to each their own way
to each their own way
Transporting mankind to the next world: The Holy Ganges
Transporting mankind to the next world: The Holy Ganges

The past, present and future all flow in the midst of this Holy River

Death at Kashi ( now Varanasi) on the shores of the Ganges ensures a passage to the Heavens.

Contact me at : chandmukul@gmail.com for more.

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10 thoughts on “A 3500 year old city ,the Ganges and Dolphins

  1. Pingback: A 3500 year old city ,the Ganges and Dolphins | enchantedforests

  2. You captured Ghats beautifully………. but do visit some more temples too and post the pics……especially Kashi vishwanath ji, Sankat mochan, Durga mandir, kaal bhairav….and also visit sweet shops of ghat region and taste Malaiyo….its very tasty……..

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      1. Please see what survives in Varanasi before the year christ was born i.e. 0 BC. so for example 100 BC , 200 BC , 300 BC and so on. It will require time but maybe i9ntersting for you.

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