Friday, March 25, 2011

India part 24c: Sarnath

This bit is a sort of sideways subsectional branch of Varanasi (it was a day trip, courtesy of a very uncomfortable rickshaw). Sarnath was where Buddhism was invented. 'Nuff said.

Cart in front of Dhamek Stupa
Dudes hanging in front of the Dhamekh Stupa near where the
Buddha gave his first sermon. He ain't coming back, boys!

Jain temple
A bit of a Jain temple nearby: gaudy but great.

Sadhu! Sadhu!! Sadhu!!!
Nice use of increasing exclamation marks.

Paging Indian Jones.

Couple at Sarnath ruins
I'd love to know what this conversation's about.

How many Buddhists does it take...
As my dad remarked: "How many Buddhist monks does it take to..." Here, the gang try
to get a very heavy generator onto a wooden cart amid much mutual hilarity. Some hipster
in East London is in the middle of turning this tableau into a six-part sitcom for BBC Three.

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