Austere clad sadhus are favorite subjects to photograph in Varanasi? For me there were many favorite subjects including canines! I am sharing few pics here. Are you surprised? Why am I talking about dogs of all other sacred things in Kashi?
Well, Kashi is synonymous with death, River Ganga, Vishwanath and Vishalakhsi temples and it is also the abode of Kal Bhairav- a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva (or sometimes considered as one of his deputies) who guards the Shaktipeethas. It is believed that visit to Kashi is incomplete without the darshan of Kal Bhairav. And the only loyal being found in this whole universe- Dog is Kal Bhairav's divine vehicle! And they are plenty in number all around the ghats. They are very friendly, non-barking and non-biting type. Mostly they lazy around. These peacefully sleeping dogs were one of my favorites!
|Don't step on me!|
|Yey! have a blanket to sleep on!|
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