WHY SAFFRON

Significance of Saffron in Kashi

Varanasi took me by surprise by its "where ever you go, you see Saffron" sort of visual. For one, the name of the color Saffron is as old as the year 1200 and Saffron is a delightfully coloured, powdered or thin-stranded spice in the kitchen. But more significantly, with respect to Religion this is what I found interesting: In Sanatan Dharma or Hinduism), the deep saffron color is associated with sacrifice, religious abstinence, quest for light and salvation. Saffron or "Bhagwa" is the most sacred color for the Hindus and is oftenworn by Sanyasis or Sadhus, who have left their home in search of the ultimate truth.

Snapshots of the colour Saffron, in VARANASI.

THE SAFFRON CITY - Banaras

With You, I am Home.

WELCOME TO VARANASI

Walls, Graffiti, textures, smell, sight, sound and more

WHAT IT TAKES

Ingredients setup by the steps of the Ganges at Assi Ghat, before the start of the Arati

THE KESHARI COVER

Wearing Faith

OM NAMA

A DELICATE BALANCE

Bundled RAMA

Shawls - Saffron

Chatting On

TIME TO WINDOW SHOP

THE SAFFRON SHRINE_

DATED. RUSTIC.TEXTURES.

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