"Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together!" - Mark TwainEver wonder,what did it took Mark Twain to write this ? Well, not unless you have been to Benaras/Kashi/Varanasi.The welcome that you get the main railway station is no indication of what is in store for you.Each evening, Devotees gather at the "dasaswamedh ghat" to watch the Ganga aarti, which generally takes place at 6:30 PM. Unlike Haridwar where you... continue reading
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For the first part, pls visit this link.With these words, we enter the community kitchen(langar) at the Golden temple complex,Amritsar,Punjab,India.The Lord himself is the farm Himself is the farmer Himself he grows and grinds the cornHimself he cooks Himself he places in on a platter And Himself he eats tooHimself is the water Himself the toothpick Himself he offers a handful of waterHimself he calls the men to eat Himself he bids them offThe Lord is mercifulHe makes him walk... continue reading
We required divine intervention to continue ahead with the blog, and what better place than Amritsar.Amritsar:the spiritual capital of the Sikhs and gained its name, meaning "Holy Pool of Nectar", from the body of water around the Golden Temple.We start our journey for search of good food with a visit to the golden temple(Harmindir Sahib). So in this part we will cover the visit to the Golden temple and continue with the places known in Amritsar for excellent mouth watering food.The Golden... continue reading
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