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Steve Waugh visit Varanasi for Asthi Visarjan of his shoe-shiner
friend Brian Rudd

Organizer - Holy Voyages

The belief that Varanasi is city of salvation not only by Indians but also world community came true by his visit to Varanasi.Great Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh visited Varanasi on 7th March 2017, for immersion of ashes (Asthi Visarjan) of his friend Brian Rudd.


Mission Ashes Immersion By Steve Waugh

He was here on a philanthropic mission of performing last rites of his shoe-shiner friend“Brian Rudd” as he did not have family. Steve added a new dimension, to Indian philosophical thoughts of “vasudhaiva kutumbakam” means “the world is one family” and “sarve bhavantu sukhinah” means “May all become happy” as soon as he immersed the ashes of his friend Brian Ruddin River Ganga at Manikarnika Ghat .


Holy Voyages organizing trip for Australian Celebrity "Steve Waugh"

Holy Voyages is deeply humbled to serve this great cricket star and former captain of Australian Cricket Team, Steve Waugh, as he chose the entire services of Varanasi.We were privileged to serve him with our best efforts to ease his VVIP visit as he entrusted us with the task of facilitating his visit and performing last rites in Varanasi.

Mr. Santosh Kumar Singh and Mr.Prashant Verma , both the partners of Holy Voyages themselves come forward to manage the whole VVIP visit of Steve Waugh with utmost care and executed plans of immersion of ashes of Steve’s friend at World’s largest crematorium ground Manikarnika Ghat. Where all the communication with Steve’s manager was directly handled in supervision of Mr. Prashant Verma while, the complete execution plan was handled under supervision of Mr. Santosh Kumar Singh .


Tour Plan for Ashes Immersion by Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh visited Varanasi on 7 March, 2017. He was garlanded by Santosh Kumar Singh, Partner Holy Voyages, at Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport Varanasi. To make Steve’s visit safe and go smoothly in Varanasi, we provided two of our staff members Mr.Aman Singh and Mr. Dileep Singh to escort Steve Waugh on his entire journey.

Holy Voyages made all arrangements for immersion of ashes of Steve’s friend Brian Rudd to make his last wish come true. Immersion was set to be done at famous Manikarnika Ghat which sees burning of nearly 300 corpses daily. The famous Purohit Mr. Raju Pandit of Varanasi helped in performing the Asthi Visarjan to give salvation to his friend Brian Rudd. He was taken to the mid of Holy River Ganges by a Motor boat from Dashashvamedh Ghat. Once boat reach in front of Manikarnika Ghat, Steve pours the ashes in Ganga with the help of Purohit who was chanting the special Mantras of salvation.


Latter Steve enjoyed the motor ride from Dashashvamedh Ghat to Harishchandra Ghat and then Chausathi Ghat in Varanasi. He spent some time at Ghats and met few sadhu/sanyasi and local purohit near river Ganga which was fully guided by Mr. Santosh Singh. Latter, he was taken to Hotel Taj for Lunch. After spending some time in hotel, he was again driven back to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport for departure to Australia with his successful trip in Varanasi.


Service Provided by Holy Voyages-Tour Operator for Holy trip in India

Holy Voyages provided its exclusive services and escorted pick and drop services at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi. Both Motor boat and Purohit services were also organized by Holy Voyages. Other than that, backend support by Ms.Priya Verma and Transport Manager, Mr. Sunil Srivastav helped a lot to have this trip smooth.

With this visit of Steve Waugh, the former captain of Australian Cricket Team, Holy Voyages added another gem to prove itself as a well-established DMC and MICE company for visit of VIPs in Varanasi.

We are looking forward to serve many more such VIPs visiting Varanasi for many more Rituals in Varanasi like Ashes Immersion (AsthiVisarjan) in Holy River Ganga , Shraddh in Varanasi , PindDaan in Varanasi, Cremation in Varanasi, MaglaArti in KashiVishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Rudraabhishekam in KashiVishwanath Temple in Varanasi, special Ganga Art iat Dashaswamedh Ghat in Varanasi, Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja(Rituals to Remove malefic effects of planet Mars on human)and many more other event management in Varanasi along with religious tour in Varanasi.