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Divine and holy place Varanasi


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 🙂

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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Travel India

 

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