Varanasi is the Oldest living city in the world , Known to be the Important pilgrimage center for Hinduism. Its said Lord Shiva himself has resided in this city.
Early Morning in Varanasi
Varanasi is called by different names like , Banaras and Kashi , this city is also home to the Divine Ganga. On the Banks of the River Ganga , Many ghats have been built along the river .
Devotees Singing Bhajans to welcome the sunrise
There are more that 50+ ghats in Varanasi ,The most popular ones are Dashashwamedh Ghat ,Assi ghat, Tulsi Ghat,lalitha Ghat,Manmandir Ghat, Out of the Many Ghats , Harishchandra and Manikarnika Ghats are the burning ghats of Varanasi.
As per the customs , if a person dies in Kashi , he attains Moksha (Salvation) Hence Many people get cremated in these ghats.I visited Varanasi on Janauary ,During the Winter season which would be the Ideal Season, After we had the darshan at the Temple , we took a walk on the ghats starting from Dashashwamedh ghats till Assi Ghats, I could see various things happening around the Ghats.
Whenever you visit Varanasi , don’t miss to stroll the ghats , its such a interesting place with so many things happening around , I have shared few glimpses what happens in the ghats.
Monks Meditating in the ghats
One of the Ghats of Varanasi
The City is filled with so much positive energy , Its not just city for Hindus , its a city for all. One can experience such energy only in few places
Blessing of a sage
The ghats is lined with old forts and buildings of historical importance
Man's Best friend
When Two is a Company
On the Banks of river Ganga
The ghats can also be covered by Boat as well , the boatmen will act as guide as well , and most of them are helpful and friendly as well, but be warned of few people its better to check with few people before negotiating for the boat.
Varanasi is a place of Memories and solace , it cant be explained in words. It holds a special place in my life. I hope this is experienced by everyone.