Varanasi is a city like no other. Sacred to Hindus and Buddhists, it sits astride the holy River Ganges, its ancient architecture crumbling gently into its muddy waters. For over two thousand years Varanasi (or Benares) has been celebrated as a crossing place between this world and the next, earth and enlightenment. Join Julian Droogan, Senior lecturer at Macquarie University, as we explore its markets, temples and ghats, the place where Shiva touches earth as a column of mystical light, and where the Buddha conducted his first sermon on the eternal truths of cosmic existence.
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