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Visiting Varanasi: Ghats, puja and holy cows

Visiting Varanasi: Ghats, puja and holy cows
... sacred Hindu cities, about 3,000 years old, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Hindu pilgrims travel here to wash away their sins in the holy River Ganges or cremate their loved ones on the banks of the river (which is believed to offer liberation from the cycle of life and death). Varanasi’s Old City – a labyrinth of narrow, winding alleyways, called galis – is clustered around the banks of the River Ganges, where you’ll find Hindu temples, pilgrims offering puja (offerings or prayers)...
March 24th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
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