Varanasi also known as Banaras, is said in the scriptures as Kashi , a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, located in the bank of the holy river Ganga , a sacred river and worshipped as the goddess Ganga, assumed to be more than 5000 years old. Varanasi is the home for Sadhus in Hindus. Busy with enchanting ancient temples and holy Ghats teeming with people performing various customs and prayers, Varanasi is made for a complete spiritual destination.
5 Things to do in Varansi
- Through worshiping to Lord Shiva in the famous ‘Kashi Vishwanath Temple’ , the most prominent Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, taking a quick dip at the sacred holy water of river Ganga relieving from all your sins, experiencing the spiritual aura of the divine Ganga Aarti , ritual prayer ceremonies honoring the Ganges River.
- During evenings on the ‘Dasaswamedha Ghat’ (main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River), going for a walk along the Ghats.
- Vivid roads swarmed with life to glutting on its yummy ‘Benaras ki Chaat’ (50-Year-Old Iconic Eatery Serves)
- Enjoying a remarkable shopping experience of music instruments
- Shopping at astonishingly famous ‘Benarasi Silk Sarees’ (classic Silk Sarees beautified with many-sided craftwork extending from the customary Zari work).
Varanasi is indeed a phenomenal place to visit in India. The blend of Kashi – the sacred city, Ganga – the sanctified tributary, and Shiva – the unrivaled God makes Varanasi an eternal objective. Today, Varanasi remains the focal point in the field of learning, particularly of Religion, Philosophy (investigation of the principal idea of information), Yoga (one of the six Āstika), Ayurveda (The Science of Life), Astrology (pseudoscience), Dance and Music.India is the place of cultures, religions, and spirituality; exploring India will remain incomplete without a journey to Varanasi’s holiest sites. It is also known as ‘Moksha’ (the cycle of death and rebirth).