Hooghly River. Kolkata

      For the Hindus, the Ganges is considered sacred, the terrestrial home of the goddess Ganga. The river has held a vaunted place within the faith for centuries. Hindus from all over the subcontinent make annual pilgrimages to the many temples and shrines located along its shores. They believe it is auspicious to…

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 Boys

     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…

Freedom from the Known

There is no guide, no teacher, no authority. There is only you – your relationship with others and with the world