Varanasi - Main Ghat Assi Ghat Puja tree - Assi Ghat Hindus at their holy bath A young Brahmin doing a Puja Lamps and flowers for Mother Ganga First touch with Ganga Munusami sprinkling some holy water on his head With blessings from the Ganga Puja at Ganga On Mother Ganga Walking along the Ganga Burning place at Ganga Bindu-Students at the Aarti Aarti on Assi Ghat Aarti in the evening Children enjoying their game Here comes the sun Godwari and Balachandran Sunrise-Aarti performance Sitting at the Assi Ghat Aarti Puja with fire Bindu students watching the Aarti ceremony Sunrise Aarti at Assi Ghat Watching the Aarti Puja and listeniing to the holy songs Sundari still tired Students going to the boat
Changing wet dresses Bindu students on the boat The holy bath Enjoying the bath Uma swimming Happiness in the Ganga

10. Bindu-Geburtstagstrip nach Varanasi

28 02 2015 10. Geburtstags-Reise nach Varanasi

Zum 10. Geburtstag wünschten sich unsere Künstler und StudentInnen eine Reise nach Varanasi, der heiligsten Stadt Indiens, die am Ganges gelegen ist. Gefördert wurde dieser Trip von der Österreicherin Karin Traxl die viele Jahre in Chennai gearbeitet hat. Ihr sind die StudentInnen bei ihren zahlreichen besuchen so ans Herz gewachsen das sie seit vielen Jahren einen Geburtstags-Ausflug fördert.

In Varanasi angekommen galt es den StudentInnen sofort zum Ganges zu eilen und sich etwas vom heiligen Flusswasser über ihr Haupt zu gießen. Besucht wurden verschiedene Tempeln, Plätze, und die Kirti Gallerie in der vor Jahren eine Bindu Ausstellungen gezeigt wurde.

Die StudentInnen genossen es sehr mit dem Boot auf dem Ganges zu fahren und am anderen Ufer des heiligen Flusses das heilige Bad zu nehmen. Shoppen war für sie aber ebenso wichtig um ihren Bekannten und Freunden Geschenke aus der heiligen Stadt mitzubringen.


Ladies enjoying the bath in the Ganga A sari for the goddess Ramachandran dips the sari of his wife in the Ganga, because she can Radha happy Ramachandran Reaching the other side of Varanasi After the bath in the Ganga Temple sinking Tea break at the Ghat On the way to the restaurant Ready to go Enter the boat to go back to Assi Ghat Students surrounded by people selling souveniers Werner and Dagmar getting blessings from a brahmin in a Shiva temple Walking to the boat
Visiting Kedar Temple Way to the temple Shiva Lingam and Nandhi Shiva Lingam and Nandhi Saddhus saying hello Difficulty climbing stairs Werner & Dagmar with students Balachandran shows a building Balachandran takes a photo Students happy Sundari smiling happy Rani with Dagmar Ramachndran relieving himself from all the bad sins Rani and Uma Students enjoying the boatride All happy So much to see Feeling fresh on the way to the tempel Sanyasis sitting at Assi Ghat Dagmar, Munusami and Subaih Cows and Godess Dagmar getting blessings from a Naga Baba Students getting blessings from a Naga Baba Uma and a Naga Baba Werner discussing with the police to get the students in the temple without queuing.. Durga Temple Assi Ghat Temple basar Roaming around with cycle rickshaws Munusami buying some saris for his relatives Waste everywhere Uma Walking along the Ganga-2 Uma interrested in Jai cups Whats next In front of a temple After the Idli breakfast Meeting with the good old friend Govinda Balachandran doing a puja for his brother Rest of a puja