You have heard of places which have a famous temple and you have seen temples on which the name of city gets famous. Then there is a city on the banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh known as Varanasi or Banaras or Kashi. The city is religious hub of India associated not only with Hindus but also with Jainism and Buddhism, and known as a city of Temples. Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the most popular temples in Varanasi city.
The Spiritual Capital of India is full of temples and is also the place where people used to spend the last days of their lives with a view that there good deeds will fetch them the fruit of Salvation. It has been said that the city was discovered by Lord Shiva himself, which is one of the reasons for its huge religious importance.
The place is so pious that a large number of devotees from all over the world came here with a belief that all their problems will be solved and they will attain peace in their life. The most famous Varanasi temple is Kashi Vishwanath Temple and not only temples there are famous Varanasi Ghats also present in the sacred city.
Let us have a verbal tour of the city through from the below written description about the famous Temples and Ghats in Varanasi. Among the different Temples and Ghats in the city, The most popular includes
Regarded as one of the most popular and most worshipped temple in Hindu Religion. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as ‘the ruler of universe’ – Vishweshwarar. Apart from the religious importance one more thing situated with the temple is that it is plated with 800 kgs of Gold and thus known in India as Golden Temple Varanasi.
The temple consists one of the twelve revered Jyotirlingas and being the most famous temple in Kashi, thousands of devotees appears at the temple every day. As the world is moving digital the temples are too, Yes you can take a glimpse of the temple even if you are not in Kashi through Kashi Vishwanath Temple live darshan.
Parashvanath Jain Temple
The Parashvanath Jain Temple, Varanasi belogs to the Digambar sect of Jainism and is a holy place known as Jain Tirtha. The temple is dedicated to 23rd Jain Tirthankara namely Parashvanath, who was born in Varanasi.
Located near the Durga Ghat on the bank of river Ganga. Understood by the name itself that the temple belongs to goddess Durga. Huge crowds of devotees can be seen here at the time of Navaratri as it is the festival of goddess Durga. The temple is built in a different sort of architectural style known as Nagara and is painted red, which is the colour of goddess Durga.
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir
Situated by the river Assi, the temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and his first follower Hanuman. It was established by Tulsidasa. The most interesting thing about the temple is that it is always surrounded by so many monkeys. Another is the tasty laddoos offered in the Prasad.
The Ghat is a religious spot alongside the river Ganga. The most auspicious place for cremation not only in Varanasi but also in whole India is the Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi known as Mahasmasana. According to Hinduism, the people cremated here at this Ghat receives Salvation.
There is a well at the Ghat, called Manikarnika Kund and believed to be created by Lord Vishnu.
It is the main as well as the oldest Ghat of all the Ghats of Varanasi. It is located on the Ganga river near by Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Jantar Mantar is located near to this Ghat.
Ganga Aarti, Varanasi is worth visiting only if you have attended this aarti takes place on this Ghat only. A group of priests perform this Aarti every evening as a dedication to no single god but to whole universe.
This Ghat is not of that importance as compared to the above two Ghats but if you want some beautiful pictures to be clicked in your Varanasi trip then this will definitely help you. It is also known as Darbhanga Ghat.
If you are paying a visit to Kashi Varanasi or Banaras, then to make most of it you must go for Ganga Aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat as you can see the actual rituals and religious devotees here. Being a photography freak or to collect some beautiful pictures you can rely on Munshi Ghat. And of all the most important place which must be visited and explored is Kashi Vishwanath temple.
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