The Imperial Ganga

Posted in India | July 12, 2010

The river Ganga is ethnically and culturally very connected to its people. The long banks of the Ganges make possible a fair supply of food, water and and most importantly spirituality. Every day, from the time the sun rises; until it sets, there are many ceremonies that are performed.

Coming here is a pilgrimage to a lot of people. People from other religions come her too, to observe one of the countries most talked about places. To understand the connection between these people and their deep religious love for the river.

According to the Hindus here, the river is a goddess, the mother Ganga. Commonly believed that sins get washed away when bathed in the river.

Places like Haridwar , Allahabad and Varanasi are regular places for people to perform their religious ceremonies. The famous Varanasi ghats and and the Dasaashwamedh ghat. This place is famous for the event at which you will be able to see thousands of lit lanterns being released into the water.

The river us made up of many colorful stretches when you pass the area between Allahabad and Varanasi. If you want to grow spiritually and are looking for some inner peace then there is no better place to go to for a holiday.

The pilgrimage takes up to five days. Although if you are driving then it is less than a day.

This is also because when you are going along the pilgrimage route, there are a lot of stops that happen at different temples and spiritual places along the way.

Let’s take a look at what the journey is about :

Day one

The whole journey beings in the beautiful city of Allahabad. The city of Allahabad has the beautiful Allahabad fort . This fort is a sixteenth century fort which built very impressively. Also home to the temples Patagonia and Akshaya vat. The family of Gandhi had a home here which is now a museum.

Day two

Yamuna, Saraswati and Ganga join at Sangam. The trip continues here and you can actually see the different shades of the Ganga when the waters meet. A lot of tantriks visit this temple every day. This temple is a tribute to Vindhyavasini Devi.

In this area, you will be able to visit the Kali temple, this place has a temple which has Kali’s mouth represented by the entrance of the cave.

Day three

The third day takes you to the ghats of the lovely city of Mirzapur. This city if famous for its carpet and brass markets.

Check back here in a few days to find out more about this amazing place.

1 Comment

  1. coleen says:

    Ganges is worshipped by all men alike or different in India..It is believed to have originated from Lord Shiva’s mane whose abode is in the Himalayas according to ancient Hindu scriptures..

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