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Varanasi

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 About Varanasi

The holiest of the Indian s cities, Varanasi defies easy description. A highly congested ways of narrow alleys winding behind its water front ghats, at once highly sacred yet physically often far from clean. An as image, an idea and a symbol of Hinduism s central realties, the city draws the pilgrims from around the world, to worship, to meditate and above all bathe. It is a place to be born and place to die .In the cold mists of a winters dawn .you can see life and death laid bare. For an outside observer it can be an uncomfortable experience, juxtaposing the inner philosophical mysteries of Hinduism with the practical complications of living literally and metaphorically on the edge.

The cities focus extends from Raj Ghat in the north, to Assi Ghat in the south. At dawn the river banks stone steps begin to hum with activity. Early risers immerse themselves in the water as they face rising son, boatman wait expectantly on the water side, pilgrims flock to the temple s ,flower sellers do brisk business ,astrologers prepare to read palms and horoscopes while families carry the dead to their rtes by the holy river .A few steps away from the mortar-bikers speed through the lanes narrowly missing a motley band of wandering sadhus , hopeful beggars curious visitors and wandering cows, while packs stray dogs scavenge among the piles of rubbish.

 Major Attractions In Varanasi

Bathing Ghats

The splendid 4 km stretch of the Ghats is an unique sight at Varanasi. The Ghats of Varanasi are best viewed at dawn, as a steady stream of devotees-swelling to thousands on auspicious days –perform rituals by the Ganga. The Ghats are best approached by Dashashwamedha ghat, where boats are available on hire.

Bharat Kala Bhawan, B.H.U

Established in 1950 as a university museum, Bharat Kala Bhawan is famous for its outstanding collection of miniature paintings. It has a rich collection of Rajasthani paintings, Pichhawai’s, pahari painting, Nepalese & Tibetan Thankas, company paintings as well as paintings of contemporary artists, illustrated Mrigavati, Kalpa Sutra, Chora-Panchasika, Laura-Chanda, Shah-nama and some pages of Humza-nama are the rich possessions of this museum.

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Also known as the Golden Temple, it is dedicated to Lord shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Varanasi is believed to be the point at which the first jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light by which shiva manifested has supremacy over others gods, broke through the Earth’s crust and flared towards the heavens. More than the Ghats and even the Ganga, the Shivalinga installed in the temple remains the devotional focus of Varanasi.

Bharat Mata Temple

This Temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936 and houses one perfect relief maps of India carved out of marble. The Temple was gifted by the nationalists Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta (Barat Ratana ) and shri Durga Prasad Khatri, leading numismatists and antiquarians. This is a must place top visit in Varanasi.

 Getting There

By Air                           It has direct flights from New Delhi and Mumbai.

By Rail                         Well Connected. 

By Road                       Well Connected.

When to Visit               Oct - Mar

 

 

         Sadhu at Varanasi

 

 

           Ghats In Varanasi

 

 Evening Aarti on Varanasi Ghats

 

 

 

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