The oldest city of the world’, ‘the religious capital of India’, ‘the city of lights’, ‘Kashi’, ‘Benaras’, call it by any name but you would be connecting to One- Gangadhar (Keeper of Ganga, name used for Lord Shiva) as Vishwanath (Lord of the World) in Varanasi. The city is the paramount worship place for Hindus among all the other holy cities where they can plan their tour to carve a way to salvation starting with the darshan of Vishwanath Temple.
State of Uttar Pradesh is proud of its heritage, and Varanasi is part of this legacy with its unique culture and devotion to the Lord Shiva who is believed to be its founder. The name of the city finds its connection with the Rivers Varuna and Assi joining to form Varanasi. Many of the great scriptures, epics and works of art and music are credited to this place.
Death is of special significance to the city of Lord Shiva, because here He is believed to have mandated cremation rites at all hours of a day, unlike anywhere else. This phenomenon might be unusual, though highlights death being only an indication of newer beginning. Spirit of Kashi is all about such philosophies and beliefs; Kashi which is more popularly known as Varanasi
Kashi Dham is such a medium where you can visit all the temples and ghats located in Kashi, sitting at home.Kashi Dham gives you the convenience of online prasad bookings, and home delivery right from home.KASHI DHAM includes 100+ prominent temples of the holy city which are still unexplored. This circuit has been developed with the aim to showcase such ancient temples and its mythological importance in order to promote the true colour of sacred city and epitome of rich Indian culture and faith that has been unveiled.
Varanasi, is a holy city situated on the west bank of the River Ganga and has a spiritual legacy that dates back to more than 3000 years. It is considered as important pilgrimage centre of India and reflects as authentic India for those visiting from outside the country. The aartis and the floating of earthern lamps over the water of Ganga in the evening is also an important element of the culture that reflects the true India.
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“Kashi- the city of Moksh”, provides immense opportunities for teerth yatras like Panchkroshi Yatra, अष्ट विनायक यात्रा, काशी की अनुक्रम यात्रा, अष्ट प्रधान विनायक यात्रा , एकादश विनायक यात्रा, काशी प्रधान देव यात्रा,Nav Gauri Yatra , Kashi Bhairav Yatra, Nav Durga Yatra, Dwadash Jyotirlinga Yatra, Dwadash Aditya Yatra, Kashi Mein Char Dham Yatra, Kashi Vishnu Yatra, काशी के प्रधान हनुमान मंदिर यात्रा, काशी धाम के महा परिक्रमा परिधि में आने वाले देवस्थान, विंध्याचल धाम की त्रिकोण परिक्रमा, and Kashi Vishwanath darshan to seek benediction and spiritual peace by the darshan of various hindu dieties and get the punyafal of the pilgrimage. Many legends states that true devotees attain salvation by worshipping Lord Shiva who is believed to confer liberation from the bondages of maya and the inexorable entanglements of the world.
Presently the city is renowned for many things:
1. Varanasi is situated on the banks of the confluence of two rivers, Varuna and Asi.
2. The Ganges flows in the opposite direction in Varanasi. Its normal course is from West to East, but in Varanasi, it flows South to North.
3. India is a land of temples and Varnasi itself has over 23,000 temples that makes it a perfect place for religious people to spend their quality time.
4. It is believed that the person who takes his last breath here attains salvation.
5. Varanasi has nearly 84 ghats that makes it the only city in the world having highest number of river banks.
6. A unique tradition of frog marriage is carried out here in Varanasi with much pomp and show. Large mass of people gather at Dashaswamedh Ghat every year to see this interesting frog marriage in the rainy season.
7. Lord Bhairava is also known as ‘Kotwal’ or ‘Kshetrapalaka’, believed to be the guardian of the temple. There is generally a shrine dedicated to him in the temples’ premise itself.
8. Administration opens Shringar Gauri Temple in Varanasi only once in a year for worship by devotees i.e. on the 4th day of Navratri.
9. Rath Yatra was initiated in Jagannath Temple of Varanasi by Visambhar Ram, and Beni Ram who constructed this two-century-old temple similar to that of Puri in Orissa.
10. Uncountable temples where various Hindu rites and ceremonies take place day and night,
11. As a place for salvation from the hands of Lord Shiva.
12. A visit in a lifetime is must