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Varanasi also known as ‘Kashi’ among Hindus is the spiritual capital of India. It is locally called ‘Banaras’ and is also referred as ‘the holy city of India’. The city is situated on the banks of Holy River Ganga and is dotted with numerous Ghats hence also referred as the ‘city of Ghats and Temples’. It is one of the Oldest cities in the world and finds many mentions in Hindu Mythology as ‘Kashi’. Tulsidas the resident of this city composed the famous ‘ Ramcharit Manas’ here and a temple ‘Tulsi Manas Mandir’ on his name is situated here. The city is famous among Hindus who consider the city as the city of Moksha and consider it as the place of spending their last phase of life. It is also common among Hindus to perform the last rites of their dead family members on the Ghats of Varanasi so that they attain Moksha.
Apart from this Varanasi is also home to the largest residential university ‘The Banaras Hindu University’ and thousands of students study different subjects here.
So aao chale Varanasi !!
Varanasi is very well connected to rest of the world by Highway/Rail/Airport and getting to Varanasi is very easy. Once you are in Varanasi feel the spirituality spread in every corner of the city.
Places Of Interest in Varanasi
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi
The most famous pilgrimage site in Varanasi is Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to lord Shiva the presiding deity of the city. It is also believed that it is the first Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. More than the Ghats and even the Ganga, the Shivalinga installed in the temple remains the devotional focus of Varanasi. Offering prayers here is considered to bring as fulfillment of all desires of any devotee.
The Ghats Varanasi
The Holy River Ganga flows through the city and on the banks of the river you will find may Ghats lined with endless chains of stone steps and continues to thrive with early-morning bathers, brahmin priests offering puja, and people practicing meditation and yoga along the Ghats. Each of the Ghat occupies its own special place in religious ceremonies. Some of the famous Ghats are Asi Ghat, Dashashwamedha Ghat, Harishchanra Ghat among hundreds others.
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