Benaras..Shiv Ki Nagri
Kashi Vishwanath Temple,River Ganga,Evening ceremony,Temples,Ghats,Sadhus,Culture,Religion,Boat Ride.----Magic!!!
Benaras-Shiv Ki Nagri
Benaras... is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together-Mark Twain...
It so beautifully described by Mark Twain I don't have words to say anything about this beautiful city.Its the city of Lord Shiva-where you find temple in almost every lane,you have beautiful temples most famous Kashi Vishwanath temple(must see),river Ganges,ghats where all the spiritual activities happen and in the night the city lights up and its like a party and everybody just make their way to river Ganga at ghats.
Evening Ganga Ceremony
People come from all over the world to experience Ganga ceremony at Dashashwamedh ghat which happens at Sunset.Its a ceremony or offering prayers to Sun,Fire,Lord Shiva and river Ganga because all have significance in Hindu mythology and at Dashashwamedh ghat as Lord Shiva came to Benaras through this ghat.
If you are going there try knowing the meaning of it because its going to help you in connecting to whats happening and you will enjoy the whole ceremony in a better way.
A boat ride after the ceremony in river ganges seeing the ghats glowing with lights ,people performing evening rituals,people getting cremated at Manikarnika ghat and HarishChandra ghat .....everything from the boat looks very holy.
Sunrise at Ghat
One of the best and the most positive thing one should experience is the sunrise at river Ganges in Benaras.Experience it from Dashashwamedh ghat,I feel its the best place to watch.Its very spiritual or I should say very moving.People taking dip in holy river because it is believed after taking a dip you wash away your sins,people making wishes by going bald right at the river Ganges because thats the ritual,Sadhu doing their morning prayers,children doing Yoga at the ashram,boat owners asking you to go for a boat ride for sunrise as from boat its looks very beautiful...trust me Just Go!!
When sun starts coming up the whole scene looks so beautiful, energetic, positive,changing you into something good.Benaras is definitely one place in the world to see the sun rising, after all its the city of Lord Shiva everything has to be special here.Om Namah Shivaya.