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Divine and holy place Varanasi

23 Mar

The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say it all: “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals.
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Varanasi has been a symbol of Hindu renaissance.

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Evening prayer at Varanasi ghats

Priest saluting the sun in the Ganges

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Knowledge, philosophy, culture, devotion to Gods, Indian arts and crafts have all flourished here for centuries.

Make your plan to visit Varanasi India :)

 
10 Comments

Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Travel India

 

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10 responses to “Divine and holy place Varanasi

  1. nyonyasepatu

    March 23, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Hi, i hear about rape in india, is it ok if i go there alone?

     
    • Amresh Kumar

      March 24, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      We appreciate your concern, but as long as you follow some safety procedure. It is okay to travel alone. Please follow the following guideline.
      1. Do not travel alone in the night.
      2. Be careful about choosing the right hotels and homestays.
      3. Avoid taking new acquaintances whom you met over dinner to your room. Whenever you are away, leave the “do not disturb” sign.
      4. If someone pesters you or stalks you, AVOID any confrontation. Instate look for help.
      5. Dress appropriately

       
  2. Jessica

    March 23, 2013 at 2:04 am

    stunning images. thanks for sharing!

     
    • Amresh Kumar

      March 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you for stopping my blog, and your beautiful words.

       
  3. ks3nia

    April 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

    WoW! That’s some amazing shots!

     
    • Amresh Kumar

      April 8, 2013 at 4:28 am

      Thank you and thanks for stopping my blog . God bless you !!

       
  4. Avinash Gupta

    April 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Great post. Take a bow buddy

     
    • Amresh Kumar

      April 16, 2013 at 4:58 am

      Thank you Avinash for you lovely comment . and sorry for late reply.

       
  5. JOY Travels (@joytravels1)

    April 26, 2013 at 4:31 am

    hi, this is so helpful guide fore varanasi travel.

     

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