Varanasi – a spiritual and a sensory overload

Varanasi, also known as Banaras, Benares, or Kashi, is located on the banks of the river Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is one of the oldest and continuously inhabited cities in the world, with evidence of settlements dating back to 1800 BCE. This city holds high regard for Hindus, Jains,…

Thangka: an Inseparable Part of the Tibetan Art Forms

Thangka, also referred to as tangka, thanka, or tanka is a Tibetan Buddhist style of painting often drawn on cotton and silk applique. It mostly depicts Lord Buddha or glimpses of his life, and in some cases, the Mandala art form. The word “thangka” in Classic Tibetan language means “thing that one unrolls.”