Varanasi & Sarnath • India, Uttar Pradesh (EN)

Varanasi or Benares the holy city on the Ganges. Funeral rituals by water and fire. The city and the night ceremonies.

About the 2 places in this film

 

Sarnath, located near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, is one of Buddhism's holiest sites. It was here that Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. Sarnath is characterized by ancient stupas, ruins of monasteries, and the famed Ashoka Pillar topped with lions, now India's emblem. The Sarnath Museum houses valuable artifacts, showcasing the site's rich historical and spiritual legacy.

 

Varanasi, believed to be one of the oldest living cities, is a vibrant blend of spirituality, history, and culture. Situated on the banks of the Ganges, it lies at the heart of Hindu faith, drawing pilgrims to perform rituals on its ghats and celebrate religious festivals. Varanasi is also famed for its narrow lanes, ancient temples like the Kashi Vishwanath, and silk artistry. The city is a significant center for learning, home to the prestigious Banaras Hindu University.

 

Music: 

 - Kalyani Roy (Inde)  - The Virtuoso of Sitar Vol 2 - Bhaitali (Boatsong of Bengal), Denon (ZX-7019-ND)

 - Lakshmi Shankar (Inde)  - Inde du Nord (North India) - Season and Time - Bhajan de Surdas, Ocora

 (Inde)  - Rajasthan vol 1. Musiciens professionnels populaires. - Chant de Mariage avec Accompagnement de Vièle, Ocora (OCR 81)

 (Inde)  - Inédit 2 - Kawwali Chant Soufi - Man Kountou Mawala Ali Mawla, Inédit (MCM 002)

 - Sivakumar Sarma (Inde)  - Inde du Nord - Santur - Pahadi Dhun, Ocora (OCR 77)

 (Inde)  - Vodal Music (Bhajana- Tappa) / String Instruments (Vina - Sarangi) / Drums (Pakhavaj - Tabla) - Pakhavaj, Chautala, Bärenteiter - Musicaphon (BM 30 SL 2052)

 (Various countries)  - Music in the World of Islam, 4: Flutes & Trumpets - Podina, Tangent Records (TGS 134)

 - Ram Narayan; Suresh Talwalkar (Inde)  - Master of the Sarangi (Classical Music of India) - Rag: Kafi Malhar, Nonesuch (H-75062)

 - Lakshmi Shankar (Inde)  - Inde du Nord (North India) - Season and Time - Raga Khafi, Ocora

 - M.S. Gopalakrishnan (Inde)  - Le Violon de M.S. Gopalakrishnan - Sobillu: Raga Jaganmohini: Tala Rupaka, 6 mesures 2-4, Disques Esperance (ESP 155 548)

 (Inde)  - Inédit 2 - Kawwali Chant Soufi - Tchaapa Tilak Sab Tchinaré, Inédit (MCM 002)

Varanasi & Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India