Glory and Faith

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“The natural obduracy of Varanasi refuses to submit to the humiliation of decay.
She refuses to desintegrate like other cities of prehistory.
She rejuvenates her virginity with each rape.

Wrecks, under which a lesser would long have been buried, have actually been lifted by her into monuments of glory and added faith.
Each wound inflicted on her body has smarted her to attain a heftier recovery and made her gain and added vigour.
Recessions replenish her; deluges fertilise her; death reincarnates her.
The breathtaking nobility of her fantastic river-side-beauty has inspired poets to string verses, artists to draw and paint, music makers to sing, and photographers to gawk and shoot.”
(“Varanasi rediscovered” by B. Bhattacharya)

This is a view of the central ghats of Varanasi (Benaras) shot from the boat of Anand on the Ganges while we were reaching Mana Mandira ghat.

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