This is a Story of a Sacred land on the western bank of Ganges lying between Two Rivers Varuna & Assi in India in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It Has many names which we will delve into , but it is well known as Varanasi these days , it is a magnificent city, rising from the western bank of the River Ganges, where the river takes a broad crescent sweep toward the north. There is little in the world to compare with the splendor of Benāras| Varanasi , seen from the river at dawn. The rays of the early-morning sun spread across the river and strike the high-banked face of this city, which we call Kāshī—the Luminous, the City of Light. The temples and shrines, ashrams and pavilions that stretch along the river for over three miles are golden in the early morning. They rise majestic on the high riverbank and cast deep reflections into the waters of the Ganges. Long flights of stone steps called ghāts, reaching like roots into the river, bring thousands of worshippers down to the river to bathe at dawn. In the narrow lanes at the top of these steps moves the unceasing earthly drama of life and death, which Hindus call samsāra. But here, from the perspective of the river, there is a vision of transcendence and liberation, which we call " moksha" . The riverfront reveals the sources of Kāshī’s ancient reputation as the sacred city . Along the river there are over eighty bathing ghāts, literally “landings” or “banks,” reaching from Asi Ghāt in the south to Ādi Keshava in the north.
For over 2,500 years this city, also called Vārānasī, has attracted pilgrims and seekers from all over India. Sages, such as the Buddha, Mahāvīra, and Shankara, have come here to teach. Young men have come to study the Vedas with the city’s great pandits. Householders have come on pilgrimages, some to bring the ashes of a deceased parent to commit to the River Ganges. Sannyāsins, “renouncers” who have left the householder stage of life behind, have come to gather in the monasteries (mathas) and ashrams of Kāshī, especially during the rainy season.
Immensly influenced by Eck, Diana L.. Banaras: CITY OF LIGHT . I seek to delve into the story of This Mystic City!
Banāras | Varanasi | Kashi is one of the oldest living cities in the world, as old as Jerusalem, Athens, and Peking. It occupied its high bank overlooking the Ganges in the cradle days of Western civilization. Its antiquity has caught the imagination of many, such as the Reverend M. A. Sherring, a mid-nineteenth-century missionary in Banāras, who wrote effusively:
Twenty-five centuries ago, at the least, it was famous. When Babylon was struggling with Nineveh for supremacy, when Tyre was planting her colonies, when Athens was growing in strength, before Rome had become known, or Greece had contended with Persia, or Cyrus had added lustre to the Persian monarchy, or Nebuchadnezzar had captured Jerusalem, and the inhabitants of Judaea had been carried into captivity, she had already risen to greatness, if not to glory.
Kāshī is said to be the city of Shiva, founded at the dawn of creation. It is not the events of its long history that make it significant to Hindus; rather, it has such a long history, and it has survived and flourished through the changing fortunes of the centuries because it is significant to Hindus and the followers of sanatan Dharma. The Recorded History as per Carbon dating goes back to 6 Century B.C.E
What We Do ?
Looking for a unique vacation destination? Then maybe a trip to Varanasi will help you in realizing the metaphysics of life ,a unique destinations this season. As per scriptures- A city which does not belong to this world!
Kashi By Foot
Kashi with over 83 Ghats, it is really a fascinating to just walk 6 km long along the river on Ghats from Assi Ghat to Rajghat and see the way of life of the people in this spiritual city and understand the underlying beliefs of people.
In the history and legends of Varanasi we will love to share the uniqueness of our city, which is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with a luncheon stop over at Bhartendu Harishchandra's Residence.
Go on a spiritual journey as you undertake a 4 to 5 hours boat ride on the holy river Ganga and observe the religious rituals being conducted on the Ghats of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world.
Car & Bus Rentals
With 5 cars & 3 Buses with all India Tourist permit , you could lease out our vehicles when making a Group Tour at special rates. Of course we will need an advance notification to make our services available to you.
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