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Armchair Travel: the Sacred Ghats of Varanasi

Milosh is still publishing HD videos from his time in India. Here, he has filmed the sacred Ghats of Varanasi from a riverside view on the Ganges. Beautiful. Ancient. Intriguing. A unique spiritual and cultural slice of life for Westerners to see. Haunting flute music, to boot.

The Ghats of Varanasi, along the banks of Ganges River, from Sunrise until the night time ceremony.

Varanasi (Benares) is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism and spiritual capital of India. The city existed at least 3,000 years ago (and possibly much earlier) and according to legend was founded by the god Shiva. The Ganges is a sacred river to Hindus and dying in Varanasi, and being cremated there on the banks of the Ganges is considered to grant instant salvation.

~ Amazing Places on Our Planet


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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