Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sunrise at Assi Ghat - Varanasi

Watching the sun rise behind the water is every photographer's dream...and Assi ghat is the only place I've visited so far that has the perfect setting of a rising sun as backdrop to serene river Ganges.. the holy river..

Assi Ghat is in Varanasi, the place we call it beyond the earth..situated on the Trishul of lord Shiva.. the only place in India where the river Ganges flow south to North.. a place full of colors.. a place so vibrant that you will feel every color soaking though the water in your veins filling your heart with joy...

Going by the history.. Varanasi is the oldest known living civilization in the world...a place so densely packed with life that you will feel lost in it.. it is the place of religion and every religion have a history linked through Varanasi...Lord Shiva used to spend his vacations here.. Tulsidas wrote Ramcharitmanas here.. Sant Ravidas preached here.. Muslims have their shrine just built near Lord Shiva's temple.. a holy place for them too.. Budhism has its oldest roots in Sarnath... and thus the place is always rushed with tourists... people all over the world comes here to forget the pain and feel the serenity ... This is the only place where you can actually feel the supreme power close to your heart..guiding each and every step of your life...

The aarti, the temples, the food..everything is just wonderful in Varanasi...the people are simple.. the gullys are tighter but the hearts of the residents are bigger...every street is filled with joy and harmony....

Assi ghat has a place and history in every BHU students life...the ghat where we sleep overnight just to feel the breeze and watch the is the comfort that we seek with our busy academic schedule.. it is just a place with wonders..

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