Varanasi: The holy city of Lord Shiva and pathway of Haven

holy city of Lord Shiva

Varanasi is the holy city of India

Varanasi or Banaras is the holy city of India and one of the oldest living cities in the world. It is also called the Shiv-Nagari (the city of Lord Shiva) Kashi. The word ‘Kashi’ invented from the word ‘Kas’ which means to shine. Kashi is the ‘original ground generated by Shiva and Parvati, upon which they erected at the starting of time.

This city is known as the Moksha for Hindus. Varanasi is situated on the banks of river Ganges, in Hinduism, it is believed that the power of washing away all of one’s sins. The Ganga Ghats are the most popular pilgrimage spot for Hindus. Varanasi is one of the seven holiest cities and one of the Shakti Peethas (the place of worship) and also one of the twelve Jyotir-Linga (idol of Lord Shiva) places in India.

Banaras Ganga ghat

Ganga Aarti

There is an excessive tradition of travel in the holy city of Varanasi. The most blessed pathway is called Panchkoshi Parikrama, the fifty-mile trail with a radius of five miles that covers 108 temples along the way, with Panchakoshi Temple as its main shrine. Hinduism believes that those who expire and are incinerated here get a direct doorway to freedom from the rotation of births and re-births.

Varanasi tourist place

Varanasi is the land of experience and discovery that is like the final paradise. Well known for its gorgeous embroidery cloths, great music, art, craft, and education. The sun rays of the dawn shimmering crossways the Ganges make wonderful sightseeing.

The other famous pilgrimage path is Nagara Pradakshina covers 72 temples along the way. Varanasi is the great center of education from the oldest time. The divine city has been a symbol of philosophy, spiritualism, and mysticism for thousands of years and has produced holy-person and personalities like Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Shankaracharya, Tulsi Das, Patanjali, and Ramanuja.