Sep 30, 2015

Varanasi

After all that Kerala trip now I am taking you all to UttarPradesh. Varanasi is one of the oldest city in and also well known as Kasi or Banaras. Varanasi is situated on the banks of the Ganga(Ganges), the city is a spiritual capital of India and it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. Varanasi the name originates from the two rivers Varuna and Assi this ancient city has few more names  like ancient Vedic Sanskrit referred the city as Kasi or Kasika means the shining one. In some Ancient scripts referred the city as Avimukta means never forsaken by Siva and the other name is Rudravana means where the lord Rudra(Siva) lives. According to ancient scripts and epics Varanasi was founded by God Siva.
                                                                       Dashashwamedh Ghat
 Varanasi is known worldwide for it Ghats There are 18 ghats on the banks of the Ganga river. Embankment made in steps of stone slabs along the river banks so that pilgrims perform there rituals. On the way to Dashashwamedh Ghat you can find Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
                                                                       
Manikarnika Ghat
Harischandra Ghat
Some glimpse of Ganga river early morning 6 A.M

                                                                                
Litti - chokka and Dal pudi
Pan Banaras wala
Making of pan

Creamy Banarasi lassi 

Ganga Arthi at 7:30 P.M at Dashshwamedh Ghat
This is My final post for this Mega Blogging Marathon. Will come back in the next month with regular Blogging Marathon recipes...


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12 comments:

Srivalli said...

Never been to Varanasi Padma...so it was wonderful seeing the pictures...Enjoyed your Mega BM posts..you came up with such good choice!

vaishali sabnani said...

I have yet to visit Banaras..it's on my wish list...the food there is awesome...had a great virtual tour with you.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

beautiful clicks... love the lassi click the best... yumm~~~ enjoyed all your recipes this marathon!!

Sapana Behl said...

I also wanted to visit Varansi . The food and the spiritual places there are wonderful.Love reading your posts and the virtual tour.Good job .

Usha Rao said...

Enjoyed the pictorial tour of Varanasi.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Never been to Varanasi and really appreciate the virtual tour, Padma. Enjoyed all your posts in this series.

Pavani N said...

Awesome post Padma. Loved your clicks.

Priya Suresh said...

Never been to Varanasi, you are very lucky Padma, wish i get a chance to visit this place.

Srividhya said...

Loved your travelogue series. Great

Sandhiya said...

Fantastic post. Totally enjoyed reading your travelogue posts.

Suma Gandlur said...

Enjoyed your Vararansi virtual tour, Padma.

Archana Potdar said...

I will never be able to visit Varanasi. Enjoyed this virtual tour.