Friday, 26 May 2017

Tour to Dev Diwali in Varanasi India

Tour to Dev Diwali in Varanasi India

Dev Deepavali festival Varanasi India

Varanasi is a city in the Indian state of UP ( Uttar Pradesh) dating to the 11th century B.C. Popular  as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
The Dev Deepavali is the festival of Kartik months at the day of Poornima special celebration in Varanasi, India.
Varanasi  is best places for spiritual seekersDev Deepawali means God’s Festival of Light.
Varanasi, lovingly dubbed the city of Shiva, Varanasi  linked you to Hindu rituals, delving into this teeming and tortuous; It is acknowledging not understanding everything but getting to let go of it to simply welcome what the men and the gods have to offer us.
In the heart of a landmark of artists and musicians, secret of a well guarded place where the emulation of the group brings me into endless dreamlike daydreams. On the terrace, the sounds of tablas, zithers and other Jew mingle with the psychedelic drawings of frescoes covering the walls. Observe the Ganges, both theatre and witness to the mighty fervor of the Hindus. On the opposite shore, the nudity of the land gives relief to the inextricable lassis of the historic city and reinforces the diffuse feeling of a population every day more numerous.

Varanasi - At dawn, under a light still soft and caressing, the ghats-these steps descending to the Ganges-, give body on kilometers to the cycle of life: here, a wet sari reveals the lewd forms of a woman taking her ritual bath while, with her hands clasped towards the star, she addresses her prayers; There, men in white Longhi beat the linen on the flat stones; Again, children play kites while their elders are playing cricket. 
Hindus who came to die in Varanasi to reach the Moshka. Impressive stocks of wood up on the cremation ghat, waiting to be weighed to create a pyre. The amount of wood used depends on the income of the family, the sandalwood remaining the most expensive. Now and for a lower cost, an electric oven is also available. It is not unusual to cross a funeral procession at the turn of an alley, the draped stretcher of warmly colored linens before being plunged into the purifying waters of the Ganges and deposited on the pyre. Thus, they are thousands each year to undertake the journey so far, to live or to die, but especially to pray.

This city remains a hymn to life, in the noisy morning rumor as in the coolness of Twilight. Its narrow and crowded lanes, keeping between their stones a relative freshness, smell good spices and milk and invite to the wandering without purpose.  Sometimes too narrow to let a man pass when a huge bull nonchalantly ruminates in the middle, careless of the chaos he feeds.
Taking advantage of a spare street space, we take the time to taste my buttermilk,. When the Sun takes its bow, darting its last rosy rays over the tumultuous waters of the river, hundreds of small lights dance on the water. Cradle of the wishes and wishes of the pilgrims, the baskets of leaves, flowers and flame, carry with them their secrets ... The songs of the Pujas resonate and the scent of the incense mingle with the heady scent of jasmine, to compete to give at the moment an overwhelming solemnity. 

Fascinated by the Hindu religion, this sacred city carries every day a little more in a world populated by gods and legends, where each of the daily gestures are carried by a cosmic breath of indescribable power. At the ends of life and death, Varanasi and his secular rituals make me live some of the most beautiful moments of my journey ... A city with magnetic appeal and charms captivating.

 Happy Dev Diwali Varanasi

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