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Varanasi Travel Guide
Varanasi Travel Guide
Welcome at "THE HOLY CITY VARANASI".
Varanasi, or Banaras,
(also known as Kashi) is one
of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology
is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the English author and literateur, who
was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras
is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks
twice as old as all of them put together". According to the Vamana
Purana, the Varuna and Assi rivers originated from the body of the primordial
Person at the beginning of time itself. The tract of land lying between them
is believed to be Varanasi, the holiest of all pilgrimages.
The word Kashi originated from the word Kas which means
to shine. Steeped in tradition and mythological legacy, Kashi is the orignal
ground created by Shiva and parvati, upon which they stood At the beginning
of time. Varanasi is the microcosm of Hinduism, a city of traditional classical
culture, Glorified by myth and legend and sanctified by religion, it has always
attracted a larg number of pilgrims And worshippers from time immemorial.To
be in Varanasi is an experience in itself
. An experience in Self discovery
an ethereal oneness of the body and soul.
To every visitor; varanasi offers a breathtaking experience. The rays of the
dawn shimmering across the ganges
the high-banks ; the temples and shrines
along the banks bathed in a golden hue
soul stirring hymns and mantras
alongwith the fragrance of incense filling the air
and the refreshing dip
in the holy waters gently splashing at the Ghats. Varanasi The land where
experience and discovery reach the ultimate bliss.
Varanasi is also renowned for its rich tapestry of music, arts, crafts and education.
Some of the world renowned exponents India has produced in these fields
were schooled in Varanasis cultural ethos. Luminaries apart, Varanasi
abounds in the art of silk weaving, an exotic work of art which manifests itself
in precious Banarasi silk sarees and silk brocades which are cherished as collectors
items across the world today.