PICTURE BY- DIVYANSH ARYA
“Varanasi” also known as “Banaras” or “Kashi” is the city of colours, Indian culture and ghats. Varanasi is the India of imagination. More than 100 ghaats, numerous temples and situated on the banks of river “Ganga”, Varanasi is considered as the holiest city in India. So let’s discover the spiritual side of India in Varanasi!
Assi Ghat is that place where the river Ganga meets the river Assi and as it is on the southern extreme part of the main ghats so it is less crowded and less chaotic. Pilgrims take a dip there before worshipping Lord Shiva which is in the form of huge lingam under a nearby pipal tree. There are quite decent cafes and food joints where you can enjoy delicious food items. And let me update your knowledge, it is the Assi ghat where the famous Indian poet-saint Tulsi Das had written the very famous Ramcharitmanas.
The next famous ghaat in Varanasi is the “Darbhanga ghaat” which is photogenically favourite. Darbhanga ghat is one of the most beautiful and visually appealing ghats in Varanasi. There is a palace built in the 1900s by a Bihar family. Darbhanga ghaat gives a royal look to all the ghats in Varanasi and is a paradise for photographers.
The Dashwamedha ghaat holds a religious belief that this is the place where Lord Brahma performed the Dasa Ashwamedha sacrifice. This Dahwamedha Ghat is famous for the Ganga Aarti conducted every evening, and hundreds of people visit it every day. Watching Ganga Aarti is a beautiful and memorable experience which cannot be explained in words!
Narrow lanes, numerous temples, sacred ghaats, amazing food outlets, Varanasi is all about this. Also known as “gaaliyon ka sehar”, “the city of temples” and “the religious capital of India”, Varanasi is also famous for the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which houses one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas.
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