PICTURE BY- DIVYANSH ARYA
“Varanasi” also known as “Banaras” or “Kashi” is the city of colors, Indian culture and ghaats. 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 spiritual side of India in Varanasi!
Assi Ghat where the Ganges River 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 bathe there before worshiping Lord Shiva, in the form of huge lingam under a nearby pipal tree. There are quiet descent cafes and food joints where you can enjoy delicious food items. And let me update your knowledge, it is the Assi ghaat 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 favorite. It is one of the most beautiful and visually appealing ghaats in Varanasi. There is a palace built in the 1900s by a Bihar family. Darbhanga ghaat gives a royal look to all the ghaats 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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