Benaras..Shiv Ki Nagri

Kashi Vishwanath Temple,River Ganga,Evening ceremony,Temples,Ghats,Sadhus,Culture,Religion,Boat Ride.----Magic!!!
Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

Benaras is known to be the city of Lord Shiva one of the main God of Hindu mythology.

Kaal Bhairav Temple
Kaal Bhairav Temple

Kaal Bhairav is considered the guard of all temples according to Hindu mythology.The temple is old and very beautiful.It is believed you should start your journey or atleast go once before leaving Benaras to this temple because you don't go in the house before meeting the guard.

Street Life
Street Life

Every night you have something happening in Benaras. Celebration is a way of living -Kashi.

Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

Benaras is known to be the city of Lord Shiva one of the main God of Hindu mythology.

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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.

Dashashwamedh Ghat
Dashashwamedh Ghat

This is the ghat where the ceremony takes place.

Pandits
Pandits

Pandits getting ready for the ceremony

Joy after Aarti
Joy after Aarti

Once the aarti gets over a loud chant of Om Namah Shivaya takes place and the joy that you get after attending the ceremony and feeling every bit of itis just priceless.

Dashashwamedh Ghat
Dashashwamedh Ghat

This is the ghat where the ceremony takes place.

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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.

Experience it

Sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat
Sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat

Aarti preparation at Sunrise
Aarti preparation at Sunrise

View from Kedar ghat
View from Kedar ghat

Sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat
Sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat

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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.

 

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