Sarnath – a quiet corner of India

Photo courtesy: Yusuke Kawasaki — Wikimedia Commons

After the chaos of Varanasi, a rickshaw ride to Sarnath was tonic for the soul. This was where, after attaining enlightenment, Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.

Sarnath stupa (Photo: Snikrap — Wikimedia Commons

There were few visitors, creating a stillness as if the Buddha himself was still present. I meandered through the grassy reserve to a stupa, a common structure connected to Buddhism enjoying the quiet before the onslaught of Varanasi.

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