The spiritual capital of India, Varanasi-also known as Kashi (City of Life) and Benaras-is the oldest living city in the world. It is one of the seven holiest cities of Hinduism. Located along the western banks of the Ganges, the old town of Varanasi is spread over a labyrinth of narrow galis. Be prepared to walk and greet some holy cows on foot! Varanasi is engulfed by temples at almost every turn, but the most visited and oldest of the lot is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.For a cause, and rightly so, Benaras is known as Lord Shiva 's city.
Varanasi, as it is believed to give moksha or salvation from the cycle of life and death, is considered an auspicious place to die. Spiritually enlightening, around the ghats, about 80 of which border the Ganges, the core of the city pulsates. Be prepared for the sights, smells and sounds! A hot chaat and a cold lassi, don't miss out.
However, when the Ganga Aarti starts to take place, all the chaos and noise on the ghats take a pause before dusk, a ritual of great grandeur. For Buddhists, this divine city is also an important destination. In Benaras, a portion of which is now in Sarnath, Gautam Buddha preached his first sermon.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, or temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the western bank of the holy river Ganga in Varanasi. Lord Shiva, also known as Vishwanatha or Vishweshwarar meaning 'the king of the world', is the main deity of Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The city of Varanasi, India's cultural capital, is thus known as Lord Shiva 's city. In its tower, the temple has 800 kg of gold plating.
Cameras, cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted indoors and must be kept outdoors in lockers. Foreigners can enter from Gate number 2 where the Indians waiting for their turn can walk past them. Inside the temple complex, Jnana Vapi, or knowledge well, there is also a well present where only Hindus are allowed to join.
In ancient times, the king of Kashi (Kashi Naresh) visited the temple for worship during special festivals such as Shivaratri, during which no one else is permitted to enter the premises of the temple. After the king concluded his prayers, devotees were authorised. The importance of the Temple of Kashi Vishwanath also stems from the fact that it is mentioned in many of the Hindus' holy scriptures. The temple is decorated on the outside with intricate carvings that add a sacred quality to the façade. Other than that, several other small temples, such as Kaalbhairav, Vishnu, Virupaksh Gauri, Vinayaka and Avimukteshwara, are also housed in the temple.
As the name suggests, it is believed that this is the location where the Dasa Ashwamedha sacrifice was carried out by Lord Brahma. This Ghat is a holy place and there are many rituals performed here.Visit to see a celestial appearance at the time of Kartik Purnima in the city of lights-Dev Deepavali. This Ghat is most famous for the nightly Ganga Aarti, and it is visited every day by hundreds of people. It is an experience to watch Ganga Aarti that can not be described in terms. Making sure not to miss this relaxing experience while in Varanasi.
Varanasi tour place
At the confluence of the Assi and Ganga rivers, the Assi Ghat is located and is famous for the huge Shiva Lingam built under a peepal tree. It has enormous religious significance and has also been mentioned in the Puranas and various legends. Assi Ghat is the heart of Varanasi and the locals as well as the tourists flock there to enjoy the spectacular view of the Ganges sunset and sunrise. It is where visitors and foreigners who spend a long period of time travelling and living in
The Ghat was a common place among local youths to spend their time in the evening. The Ghat recently began to have Aarti in the morning, which is a must if you want to experience the real feeling of Varanasi. In addition, tourists usually travel by boat from Assi to Dashaswamedh Ghat in the evening, to see the famous aarti carried out there every night, which is an experience like no other. Assi ghat is near the Hindu University of Banaras, which is why students visit it.
The New Vishwanath Temple is the go-to destination for any holy man to feel overwhelmed by the great Lord Shiva 's presence and strength. Not only is it situated in the heart of Varanasi, India's cultural capital, but its divinity is multiplied by the holy river Ganga flowing alongside it. Hence, Banaras Hindu University is home to the great New Vishwanath Temple, one of the largest tourist attractions in the city of Varanasi.
Visiting this temple gives the worshipper the space to place himself at his disposal, in God's possession, and listen to the voice in his heart. The peace and serenity of the temple makes you forget about the distractions of everyday life. In the gentle caress of the Almighty, the positive energy in the air compels one to surrender himself. It is believed that the very famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara, has immense and unending strength.
The power to cleanse our soul and set us on the true path of wisdom and devotion is a single glance of this Jyotirlinga. Although mainly a Lord Shiva temple, this beautiful temple consists of nine other temples within one and invites people of every faith to bask in its grandeur; using symbolism to express Hinduism's ideas and beliefs. Every part of the Hindu universe, good, evil and human, is included in the New Vishwanath Temple, indicating the major role Dharma, Kama, Artha, Moksa and Karma play in our lives.
Varanasi places to visit
Tulsi Manasa Temple: This temple, which was built in 1964, is dedicated to Lord Rama and is named after the holy poet Tulsi Das. It shows the architectural style of Shikhara and exhibits various inscriptions on the walls of the temple from the Ram Charit Manas. Various episodes of Ramayana have also been depicted in the form of carvings on the upper floor of the temple. During the months of Saawan (July-August), the temple is a must visit when a special show of puppets, linked to Ramayana, opens up and is a pleasant experience for all.
Durga Temple: Located on the bank of the Ganga River near Durga Ghat, Durga Temple was built in the 18th century. It is home to an enormous statue of the Goddess Durga and is one of Varanasi 's largest temples.
The Tibetan Temple, a shrine with beautiful Tibetan architecture, was where Lord Buddha taught the four truths of life to his disciples. The building has a lovely Shakyamuni statue, prayer wheels and is decorated with traditional Thangksa-like Buddhist paintings. The unique feature of the temple is the prayer wheels that, when rotated clockwise, release strips of paper with chants written on them.
Every morning and evening on the banks of the holy Ganges, Ganga Aarti is an important ritual conducted on a grand scale. At Dashashwamedh Ghat, the priests perform the Aarti. With a divine light that can be felt deeply, the whole Ghat is illuminated. Huge brass lamps lit with oil are used in the glorious rite and the priests chant the holy mantras that reverberate in the entire room.
The Temple of Sankat Mochan Hanuman is located by the River Assi and was founded by the freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in the 1900s. Lord Rama and Hanuman are devoted to it.
Varanasi is often associated with the temple of Sankat Mochan and is an important component of this holy city. Every person visiting Varanasi visits this temple and pays Hanuman his or her respects. In essence, the laddoo offered at this temple is popular among the locals. Be conscious of the monkeys who throng the temple premises when visiting Sankat Mochan and tend to rob the prasad.
- Departing from Chennai airport .
- On arrival Varanasi airport.
- Arrive at VARANASI Airport and our company representative will meet and greet you.
- Later you will proceed towards your pre book hotel and check-in there
- Then around 3.00 PM start to visit The New Kashi Vishwanath Temple (BHU) also known as Birla Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple and Tulsi Manas Mandir.
- In evening at 06.00 PM go for Gangaarti and Boating (Direct Payment) on River Ganga at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
- After Dinner, overnight stay at Hotel.
- After Breakfast around 8.30 AM, Proceed to Gaya, after reach check in to Hotel, after refreshment proceed to Bodhgaya visit Niranjana River, Sujata Temple & Sujata Kheerdan Stahal ,Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, and Monastery, return back to Hotel & take dinner.
- Overnight stay in Gaya.
- In Morning at 6.30 AM go to Gaya for Perform Ritual Pind Dan Puja if any then visit Mangla Gauri Temple, Vishnu pad.
- Come back to hotel and take breakfast & check out from hotel. (By 11.00 AM)
- Afternoon Checkout from hotel & return back to Varanasi & take dinner at the hotel.
- Overnight Stay in Varanasi.
- Early Morning 5:30 AM Visit Main Kashi Vishwanath temple one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Annapurna Devi temple then Vishalakshi Devi & Kal Bhairav Temple return back to Hotel & take breakfast.
- Then around 9.00 AM & check out from hotel.
- Then transferred to the airport, where you will depart for your destination with bags full of souvenirs and happy memories.
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Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport