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Touch the Core of Spirituality with Varanasi Tour

Posted on March 29th, 2013 by admin  |  Comments Off

An ultimate pilgrim spot for Hindus, Varanasi boasts of being the oldest living city in the world. Varanasi tour takes you to a world of the age-old Ghats, ancient temples and important educational institutions.

Ganges Ghat VaranasiGanges Ghat Varanasi

Varanasi, being the holy land of Lord Shiva, has always grabbed my attention. I am a devotee of Lord Shiva so the places related to Him mean special to me. My Varanasi trip was not planned, it just happened when I got three day break from office. To make the most of this time, I along with my husband headed to Varanasi, the land counted among most famous North India attractions. Another reason was to visit my old friend who shifted to Varanasi long time back.

Hoping to recollect the forgotten time, we started our Varanasi travel from Delhi by train. First we visited my friend at Mughal Sarai where we sojourned on our trip. Everything was amazing at her place as we could enjoy the traditional hospitality.

It makes you feel blessed being near the holy River Ganges on India travel. The city that holds special mention due to its religious importance to Hindus. Earlier, known as “Kashi”, the city is renowned for its contribution to the age-old Ayurveda and classical Indian music. With its rich wealth of 100 Ghats, Varanasi tourism draws tourists with its unique appeal.

Situated on the assemblage of Assi Rivers and the Ganges, Assi Ghat was the first tourist place in Varanasi that we visited. The experience was good at the Ghat and by standing there you could also relive the past era. The tradition comes enrobing as ghats where we could see some religious rituals were being performed. Varanasi is a worth-visit destination of India tour packages.

Ganga Aarti at VaranasiGanga Aarti at Varanasi

We headed towards the Banaras Hindu University, nicknamed as BHU. My husband was rather eager to visit the university because of its significant contribution towards education. Bharat Mata Temple was another spectacular place to visit in Varanasi which we explored after that.

It houses the statue of Bharat Mata, which is constructed in marble and seems spectacular. You will not find any idols of gods and goddesses, instead, the temple houses a relief map of India, made from marble. In the evening, we enjoyed the spectacular sights of Ganga Aarti, where we could spot hundreds of colourful people, gathered along the ghats.

Being one of the most renowned temples of Varanasi, Tulsi Manas Temple also grabbed our attention. The beauty of the temple is enhanced by the majestic surroundings of landscapes. We were delighted to see the walls, exhibiting the verses and scenes from the Ramcharitmanas.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple became the next part of our exploration. We also took sometime off for early morning boat ride which was very soothing and offered us the unique sights of the Ganges River. Our Varanasi trip was unique in itself as we came across age-old Ghats and pilgrim spots that filled our mind with sheer tranquillity.

Varanasi Tour- The Path To Enlightenment

Posted on January 14th, 2010 by Pooja Chaudhary  |  Comments Off

 Aarti at Dashashwamedh_ghat Aarti at Dashashwamedh_ghat

Assailed by the profound urge to take a step forward on the path of ‘learning’ I with one of my close friends Shivani landed in Varanasi. I went there with a seeking mind and deep inside my heart I was sure that I will experience something great here. This was my first visit to this most famous spiritual center of India. I had heard a lot about this ‘city of life’ and was here to learn something about life.

Varanasi, also known as Banaras and Kashi, is one of the oldest cities in the world. Beautifully located on the banks of the sacred river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, this city is the ultimate pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The legend goes that this city was founded by Lord Shiva and it also finds mention in several Hindu scriptures such as Rigveda, Skanda Purana, Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. The history of this city dates back to around 5,000 years. Symbolizing Hindu renaissance,Varanasi is the center of knowledge, culture, spirituality, philosophy, arts and crafts.

We arrived at Varanasi in the early morning. We were booked in the ‘Palace on Ganges’, a heritage hotel which is ideally located on the banks of one of the ghats of holy river Ganga at Varanasi. Post breakfast we headed towards the ghats of Varanasi, which are around 80 in number. The sight of countless temples, pilgrims bathing in the holy water and sadhus engrossed in their bhagti was truly overwhelming.

It is believed that by taking a bath in the holy river Ganga at Varanasi frees one from the cycle of birth and death. With that faith I and Shivani took a dip in the waters of holy Ganga and it was such a great feeling which can’t be described in words. After that we went for a boat ride and passed through various ghats. The cool air and an ambiance steeped in peace and spirituality was a great thing to experience. We also came across the ghats where cremation is done. Well all I can say is that Ganga ghats are the places where we can actually see life and death together.

The evening aarti was something I was eagerly waiting for. We came to the famous Dasaswamedh ghat which is famous for evening aarti. After participating in the aarti we sat at the ghat for sometime. The view of the thousands of earthen lamps immersed in the waters of the sacred Ganga was simply uplifting. The ghat was shining brightly like a jewel. What a wonderful feeling it was to sit at such an amazing place, completely steeped in beauty and peace.