Morning at the Ganges

        As the longest river in India, the Ganges has a strong presence within the Hindu religion. It is considered the backbone of activity within India. Known also as Banaras or Benares, Varanasi city stretches along the bank of the river Ganges. This place has been a prominent religious city since the sixth…

Gurukula

     In ancient India, the Gurukula System was the key education system in India. Word Gurukula  derives from Sanskrit in which “Guru” means teacher or master and “Kula” means home or family.      Gurukula is a type of residential school in India with pupils living near the guru, often in the same house….

The Cremation Ground

      «The whole of Kashi is a cremation graund» he said …        In Varanasi, the cremation grounds of prominence today are Manikarnika Ghat and Harishchandra Ghat.         The city is more than a place of mortal cremations. It is said to be the final resting place of…

Purification by Water​​​​​​​

Ritual purification by water is one of the great themes running through the history of Indian religious life. Running water especially is an agent of purification, for it both absorbs pollution and carries it away. Hindus have affirmed for centuries that there is nothing quite as cleansing as the living waters of  the River of…