Varanasi Part 1). Up next? What else? Varanasi sightseeing. Pretty much. I mean, sightseeing must begin right? Of course. Without a doubt. Where to? As per our listing on our Varanasi itinerary card? For kick starting or jump starting our tour? Shri Viswanath Mandir. Aka, Viswanath Temple, New Viswanath Temple or Birla Temple. Temple located in Banaras Hindu University. Dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known for its tallest temple tower in the world and when holiness is a righteous or rigorous matter in Varanasi or even holiness "Holy Art Thou" in other parts in South India (Chennai & Bangalore) as well? Oh-sure. For us Hindus? Prayers and praying. Or apart from seeking god's blessings, we fulfilling our vows we have prior prioritised. What about Nava K? Good question? Remember? I think I have told you before? Me nor not definitely the most holiness Hindu grain. Yet. Sincerely. Honestly. Needles to say. I am a strong and firm believer of god, in god and towards god. Whichever god. Any god. Any god from any religion or ethnicity for the matter. But. Definitely. I will forever remain as the number one Indian Hindu holiness.
Having said that. Unlike in temples in South India. Whereby holy ash is the symbolic meaningfulness to praying? In Shri Viswanath Mandir temple? No holy ash. Which actually made me feel as though I didn't complete my circle or cycle of praying. Then again? Ditto.
To be continued.
Furthermore, between the time, I also I tucked into Panni Puri, washed down with Chai/Tea at one of the shabby street stalls. Yes I did. At the big staring like bulls eyes of my travel buddies. They mind you. They were giving me the disgusting look whilst I was happily eating at the stall across where our coach was parked. Huh! Like what? What? Eating at the street stalls is not up to par standard for these Malaysian Indians? Oh please! Come of it. As if our Malaysian street stalls are all that clean and as if we don't get the runs from eating at our street stalls or coffee shops in Malaysia? Then again. When we feel we are standard mud guards Malaysian Indian? You tell me.
To be continued.