On the ghats of Manikarnika,in the city of Banaras,
the flames ablaze on the pyres,
the holy waters of Ganges gurgled about
as if unaware of the miseries which seeped all around.
The sun was flaming bright and red,
making the ghats look alike death,
the 100 fumes burning around
seemed like the divine dance of Vishwanath,
gyrating with death and piroutting with sorrow,
He taught the humans the reality of life.
Whimpering over the dead is only a pity
for the soul will be alive for eternity,
Who can teach one about life
better than the celestial Kashi?
the abode of the destroyer,
but the city of serenity,
Now the ashes were to be flown in the mighty Ganges,
taking them solemnly over to salvation,
It was lord Buddha who was enlightened here,
but for the mere mortals -
death is the abyss with musty air,
dark looming shadows accosting them,
And with every step being dragged into the rancid,
The ghats of Manikarnika were now filled with cries of the humans,
who dessent with the truth of life,
and disagree to His judgement,
On the ghats of Manikarnika, in the city of Banaras
It is always the deleterious Rudra
who dances his celestial tandav,
gracefully bringing not the end but a new beginning.......
*Lord Vishwanath(lord of the world) , Rudra(the mightiest of the mighty), Shiva(the auspicious one), all are the same, He is the Supreme Being; Lord of Divine Energy, Meditation, Arts, Yoga, Time, Destruction, Dance; Supreme Destroyer of Evil; Lord of The devas (gods).
*Kashi, Banaras, or Varanasi all are the same. We Indians believe that Kashi is the abode of Lord Shiva. Hence it's regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.