Varanasi is one of the obvious visiting places in India. The other name of this place is Kashi. You can find plenty of old temples here. The place is commonly known as one of the holiest places in our country. The place belongs to Lord Shiva. Here the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated, which is renowned throughout the world. This is such a holy place and mostly visited by pilgrims. So different pilgrims come here from different states, from different nations.
You can see a group of theistic people here in different festivals. Also, people come here for different purposes. Some theistic people believe in doing good things here will be a great blessing. So people believe in giving birth to babies here in the ghat and some people believe in a wedding here.
Apart from the pilgrims, here several people come to visit. Because the natural beauty of Varanasi is really admirable. Also, photographers come to catch the beauty of this place in camera. The city has comfortable arrangements for tourists, like – lots of Dhaba, hotels, veg restaurants, etc.
Here, some important reasons for visiting Varanasi are described below.
1. Taking Dive in River Ganga Is a Holy Thing
People mostly come here for being holy by diving in the Ganga River. They believe that taking bath in Ganga can clean the mirror of our heart and soul. So lots of people come here for different regions. From very early morning people start bathing here. In many festivals, people come to be holy for worshipping God.
Even some people believe that all good things are done here means there will be a blessing for them and everything will be fine. So they do give birth to babies here, marriages are also done here by some people. Also, many sadhus are found in the ghat. They chant and worship the goddess river. Also, many tourists come here during the vacation and planing the one day tip in Varanasi.
Another point of attraction of Varanasi is temples. Plenty of temples are found here. Near about 20000 temples are situated here. Many of them are too old. Some important, famous temples are – Kashi Vishwanath and Sankat Mochan, etc. Yoga is a common activity of the local people of Varanasi. People take a dive in the river Ganga before worshipping the god and goddess of the temple. Sarnath is one of the best places for Buddhists. Many Buddhists come here for pilgrimage.
3. Seeing Sunrise by Riding Boat
Apart from early morning rituals like – diving in the river, tarpan, worshipping river Ganga, there are one more exciting things to do in Varanasi. The boats are available from Dashashwamedh ghat. People ride boats through the river to see the breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset. So there are so many gatherings in the morning, as well as in the evening. Also, they visit many wonderful places in Varanasi by riding in boats.
4. Extraordinary Banarasi Saree
Varanasi is renowned for Banarasi Silk. The name is such depending on the process of stitching in the saree. Silk is one of the famous materials of Varanasi. Most people prefer to buy the wedding Banarsi from here. Also, Varanasi is famous for dupatta, shawls, carpet, bangles, etc. Their unique design makes them special throughout the world. So there are so many shops consisting of such clothes.
5. Another Glorious Thing Is Music
Music is one of the admirable things about Varanasi.It is said that Varanasi is the source of different types of music. Mainly classical raga, kheyal etc were invented from the city. Many world famous composers belong to this place, like – Bismillah Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar etc. Many classical concerts are performed here frequently, which are well known al over the country. So the city becomes soulful with the flavour of music, with the sound of flute. Moreover, sarod, Tabla, Sitar,etc. instruments are played here.
6. Forts and Monuments
Apart from music, Banarasi, spiritual works, sightseeing Varanasi is an attractive visiting place. Because plenty of forts and monuments are situated here. Ancient monuments, forts, etc are important tourist places. Some important forts and monuments of Varanasi are – Ramnagar Fort, Chunar Fort, Dhamek Stupa, Iskcon Varanasi, Yatra Varanasi, etc.
7. Famous Festivals
Most of the crowd can be found in Holi, Diwali, and in Mahashivratri festival. The city becomes colorful in various colors. Many people come here from abroad in Holi. And Diwali enlightens the ghat with plenty of Diya. As the city is in honor of Lord Shiva. So Mahashivratri is one of the glorious festivals of here.
Plenty of reasons are there for visiting Varanasi. Theistic people come here for being pure, holy in this place. Apart from them, many tourists come here to view the breathing sight scene. Also, this is one of the best shopping centers for having glorious Banarasi saree, silk saree, carpets, etc. Also, the cultural portion of Varanasi is also developed. Many people come to listen to classical concerts. So don’t be late to go to Varanasi.