Varanasi: the Beating Heart of the Hindu Universe


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The city of Varanasi centers on the holy river of Ganges, where people from all over India come to wash away a lifetime of sins. It’s the perfect place for “people watching”, where you can mingle with the fascinating mixture of people who come here not only for a ritual bath but also to wash clothes, do yoga, offer blessings, sell flowers, get a massage, take photos, play cricket, wash their buffaloes, improve their karma or simply just hang around. At night the same place evolves into a whole other world of lights and colors where intimate rituals like cremation and other ceremonies take place. We feel lucky to be able to witness something like this.
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After our two months in India, this is where we have come closest to a stereotypical Indian city, and the experiences from this city will live long in our memory. 
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