Varanasi, India

Gaining a new perspective on life...Our hearts and souls were touched in a profound way along the shores of the holy city of Varanasi, India, a sacred place considered to be the beating heart of the Hindu universe.  A sunset river float viewing the live cremations where in Hinduism it is believed that those who die and are cremated here get an instant gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and re-births.  And a sunrise rickshaw ride to the Ganges River to observe spiritual morning bathing rituals. Hindus believe it is auspicious to drink, bathe, and, after death, have their ashes scattered in the river.  A life of charity...visiting Mother Teresa's home in Varanasi and the beautiful souls who live there. 

 

The Small List

  1. Boat ride on the Ganges - It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges.  varanasicity.com
  2. Cycle Rickshaw Ride - An unforgettable experience through the chaotic streets of Varanasi.
  3. Mother Teresa’s Home - A shelter for homeless, helpless, and sick, this charity house is a memoir of Mother Teresa. The place accepts volunteers from all walks of life, and lot of travelers visit the place for its noble cause and want to be part of the social work.  cityseeker.com/varanasi/missionaries-of-charity-house