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 22.05.2000
 Er Kashi - borg ljósanna og draumanna - 6 ţúsunda ára gömul?



The time had come
to fulfill a lifelong dream
of paying Kashi a visit--
Shiva´s abode in the world.
A visit to the oldest
living city in the world,
the City of Light on
the banks of the Ganges
--the River of Gods
and the River of Time.

The eternal city of transfer
between worlds where
death is in a leading role
and many are cremated daily,
believing that Mother Ganga
will clean away their sins
and cross them over
to the great Hereafter.
Or, for the living,
taking a sacred dip
in Her holy waters
and being purified,
washing away many
a lifetime of sins.

Spiritaulity pusates at
the river ghats
with Kashi watching
times and trends
coming and going.

Once expiring here,
Kashi offers moksha
(liberation from the cycle
of birth an death),
making the city the hub
of the Hindu universe.

A Borderland.
Truly a thin place.



(Bjarnadottir. B.
TRANSFER in Kashi
and the River of Time;
Penguin/Partridge 2014;
Ch. Knocking on
Heaven´s Door
, p. 11-12).



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