Best places in Varanasi: Prabhat of Varanasi and distant Ganges. Located in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is one of the most revered religious sites in India, where tourists have been coming here for thousands of years to acquire religious and spiritual knowledge. The holy land Varanasi is also known as Kashi and Benaras. This ancient city is one of the holiest places for Hindus. It is said that Varanasi is the place where one can get rid of the cycle of reincarnation. The city of Varanasi has been a major tourist attraction for the Ganges. Pilgrims come to this ghat to take holy bath and enjoy Ganga Aarti. There are many monasteries around the ghat which offer beautiful views of the Ganges.
The city is also very popular for pan, sweets, chaat, rabdi etc. It may be recalled that in the past, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inspected major development works in Varanasi and said that the government’s effort was to create the best possible infrastructure for this holy city. PM Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the inspection. So let us tell you about those 5 places in Varanasi where you must go.
5 best places in Varanasi
1. Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple can be called the heart of Varanasi. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is believed that once you bathe in this holy Ganga and visit the temple, you will attain Moksha.
2. Tulsi Manas Temple
This is the place where Tulsidas composed the Hindu epic Ramayana in Awadhi dialect. It was built in 1964 with white marble. Verses and scenes of Ramcharitmanas are carved on the walls of this temple, which attracts many tourists here.
Assi Ghat, where pilgrims worship a huge linga under a pipal tree and pray to Lord Shiva. This ghat is one of the most famous religious sites in Varanasi. Here you can see tourists from all over the world. Its beauty is enchanting.
4. Manikarnika Ghat
Manikarnika Ghat is one of the main places of Varanasi. This ghat is considered very auspicious for funeral. Here you see the light of candles and lamps floating in the Ganges and flowers as well as the setting sun and distant cheetahs.
5. Chunar Fort
Chunar fort in Mirzapur district is a short distance from Varanasi. If you take the time to visit this place, you can take many experiences with you. The fort is located about 23 km southwest of Varanasi. In this fort you will get to know the spiritual, tourist and commercial significance of this fort.
History of Varanasi
According to mythology, the city of Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva about 5000 years ago. Due to this, it became an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, especially Shiva devotees. It is one of the sacred saptapuri of Hindus. The city is also mentioned in the oldest Rig Veda including Skanda Purana, Ramayana and Mahabharata. Varanasi was the capital of Kashi kingdom at the time of Gautam Buddha (born 567 BC). The famous Chinese traveler Huan Tsang described the city as a center of religious, educational and artistic activities. (Disclaimer: The information and data provided in this article is based on general information. Hindi News 18 Does not confirm this. Please consult the relevant expert before implementing this.)