Land of the Baba Jis

Part 2: Roadtrip with the Baba Jis

April 2016: One day in Omkareshwar, I went on a spontaneous motorbike road trip with the Baba Ji’s to Mahakaleshwar. Turns out that a road trip with a Baba Ji is a whole other ball game! “Focus on the…

Land of the Baba Jis

Part 1: Living the Baba Ji life!

April 2016: The day before I was to depart from Khajuraho by train, Kuldeep’s “Baba ji-in-training” friend, Mahese, arrived from Omkareshwar. Omkareshwar is the the holy “Om Island” situated on the even holier Narmada river. After Kuldeep introduced us,…

Allahabad

Booty wants a dip in the Ganga

February 2016: While in Varanasi, I learned it will be the final day of the Sangam dipping in Allahabad… Screw the itinerary, I’m in. The holy Ganges (starting at Varanasi), Yamana, and Swarasati rivers meet at this time of…

Varanasi

The Holiest of the Holies

February 2016: Finally made my way up to North India, half way into the trip. (Warning: the descriptions below may make you queasy) Varanasi is the birthplace of Shiva and origin of the Ganges river (“Ganga”), where Indian families…