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Varanasi Travel Guide

Varanasi, also famous as Kashi and Banaras, is situated in the State of Uttar Pradesh, India. The holy destination of Varanasi, conceived to be established by Lord Shiva about 5000 years ago, is located picturesquely on the west bank of Holy Ganges River and is one of the most venerable religious holiday destinations in India. Varanasi has acquired its name from the two rivers Varuna located at the north and Assi situated at the south of the city. This destination has got its references in the holy epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

The grandness of the Varanasi (Kashi) rests in the faith that those who die in the area in the Kashi city confined by the Panch Kashi Road will achieve the salvation. The holy city is mobbed by thousands of Hindu devotees every day all around the year. Any Hindu worshipper in the country and abroad is a devout aspirant of visiting and making spiritual holidays in Kashi at least once in the whole life time.

The destination is also famous as a place for executing last rites for the worshippers and the mortal remains are plunged in the water of Ganges in Kashi. Doing funeral rites and cremation in the pyres are very common views on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi. Many devotees like to pass their fag end of life in this spiritual culture holidays city and like to achieve redemption here.

There are numerous attractions in Varanasi. It is a perfect religious and culture holidays spot for those holidaymakers who are excited about the Hindu beliefs, customs, cultures and concepts. They can have the real life experiences of Hindu way of living and belief in rebirth. Varanasi is also celebrated as a centre of silk weaving and suitable silk apparels. The Paan, mixture of betel leaves, betel nut, tobacco and lime, is a preferred mastication item in Varanasi.

The thirsting green flora on the banks of the river in Varanasi is really fascinating. The destination is ameliorated with many ancient temples like Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kal Bhairava temple, Durga Kund, and Annapoorna temple. Varanasi is a chief centre of art, craft, education and culture. Many philosophers and scholars had been in Varanasi to perceive the divine life style of Hinduism and merits of Hindu beliefs. Buddha, Mahavir, Adi Shankaracharya and Acharya Ramanuja are some of them exhausted lots of their lifetime on the banks of Ganges in Kashi.

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