The most serene place is right on top where you can see the lake in totality alongside listen to the ‘kirtan’ that resounds in your ears. And if you are there during the night time, the lights of the Temple are simply breathtaking. We of course, stayed overnight at the temple to see the ‘sewa’ of the Granth Sahib that’s done around 3-4am, and that’s a different experience altogether. I wonder if you managed to see that Manuela- and the way the clean the whole inside area every single day – wash it thoroughly.
During this festival the king would make a ceremonial precession from Karnak along the avenue of Sphinxs to the temple of Luxor, located 2 miles away. The king would make his way to one of the innermost chambers of the temple. There, the king and his divine essence (called the ka , and created at his birth), were united and the king transformed into a divine being. The crowd, waiting anxiously, their belly’s full of bread and beer provided by the king for the rite, would cheer wildly upon the king’s emergence as the transformed or transfigured god-man.