Varanasi

The city of Varanasi is located in the middle Ganga valley of North India, in the Eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, along the left crescent-shaped bank of the Ganga river. It has the headquarters of Varanasi district. On a local level, Varanasi is located on a higher ground between rivers Ganga and Varuna. It is still unknown as to how and by whom Varanasi was founded. According to a myth, the city was founded by the Hindu deity, Shiva, thus making it one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the country. Hindu scriptures, including Rigveda, Skanda Purana, Ramayana, and Mahabharata, describe the city. Regions of Varanasi near the banks of Ganga are extremely crowded and have narrow winding lanes that are flanked by road-side shops and several Hindu temples. Varanasi is a holy city in Hinduism, being one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for Hindus of all denominations. Dashashwamedh Ghat is located close to "Vishwanath Temple", and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu mythologies are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses in a yajna here. A group of priests daily perform in the evening at this ghat "Agni Pooja" (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganga, the Sun, Agni (Fire), and the whole universe Click Here For India Tours     Travel Destinations   Adventure Tours in India Temple Tours in India   Ayurveda and Yoga Tours Historical Tours of India   Hill Stations in India Hotels Chains in India   Beach Holidays in India Honneymoon Destinations   Fairs and Festivals in India Wildlife Sanctuaries in India   Mosques in India

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