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These pictures were taken during my recent trip to Benaras or Varanasi as it is called now. Varanasi is a place for pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists worldwide. It is said that it is the oldest city in the world. It is also where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Some of the doors you see below are residences or shops, yet they have a religious flavour to them (the colour of orange or saffron that symbolizes Hinduism). To know more about Varanasi, you can click here. I could have clicked away because every door in the city had character.
Door to a home. Notice the orange idol of Lord Ganesha (God of good fortune in Hinduism) over the door.
Bright orange door to a house. Hinduism is associated with saffron.
Here’s a picture of the steps leading up to the door that I asked my friend to send for this post, as mine got deleted when I zoomed into the picture (if that makes any sense).
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