Kashi- A site of spritual lumninance

Neha Dwivedi  By Neha Dwivedi , 2nd Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1km1f9zj/
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India is a country where people from all over the world come in search of sprituality and Moksha and one such city is kashi or Varanasi as it is now called.

A holy place!

Varanasi or Banaras , also called as the religious capital of India is one of the oldest living cities surviving till today.It is located at the South-Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh in northern India.It resides on the left bank of Holy river Ganga. People from all over the world irrespective of their religions come over here for taking a holy dip in the famous "ghats of Ganga". Its is considered one of the seven sacred spots for Hindus but is open to people from different religions and casts.

City of Shiva

Varanasi is popularly called as the city of Shiva as it is a city of temples and music. People from different parts of life come here in search of peace, freedom or moksha. The gentle water of Ganges, the boat rise at sunrise,the chanting of mantras and the fragnance of incense makes the place holy and an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Kashi

Varanasi is not only a place of pilgrimage but also a center of literature , music , art and craft. Banarsi silk sarees and brocades are prized all over the world.Banaras University is India's biggest university for various traditional and literature courses. Varanasi has a special sanctity, for it is believed, this is where Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati stood when time started ticking for the first time. Many Hindus travel to Varanasi at the twilight hour of their life because of its assurance of heavenly bliss and attainment of niravana or moksha. In case you are looking out for a place where you can have fun as well as find solace and peace than Varanasi is the best place to go.

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Holy, Moksha, Peace, Peace And Contentment, Peace Of Mind, Peaceful, Spirituality, Temple, Temple Of God, Temples, Varanasi

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author avatar Buzz
3rd Aug 2011 (#)

Just great, geeta. I hope to be able to travel to those holy places in your country.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
3rd Aug 2011 (#)

thnaks buzz......

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
3rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you for sharing a little bit of your country with us, Geeta. Very nice..

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
3rd Aug 2011 (#)

yeah i could share only little as i have much to explore....anyway thanks for the comment Carol...

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
3rd Aug 2011 (#)

I hope you share more with us. I've always been so interested in India..

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Aug 2011 (#)

yup i will try my very best Carol....

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author avatar poetic2984
3rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks for information on your country, there is so much beauty and such breathtaking scenes. Wonderful share. Keep it up

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
4th Aug 2011 (#)

thank you poetic2984

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks for the tour geeta, this Varanasi place seems really nice. Good write up, my young friend xx

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
4th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks phoenix....xx

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Aug 2011 (#)

A lovely article, full of interest and breath taking images..A really great page, Geeta...

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
5th Aug 2011 (#)

thank you songbird.......

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author avatar Tim Crosswell
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Wow! Thanks for this. I love this city not because I lived there for more than five years during my higher studies at the temple of learning called Banaras Hindu University but because this is the city which still remains much of the allure of the ancient world and preserves an unrivaled diversity.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Aug 2011 (#)

then you might be knowing more about this city than me! thanks a lot for posting your comment!

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author avatar Tim Crosswell
14th Aug 2011 (#)

I really don't know that answer to your question but I think staying five years in a row at a place at least gives you enough feel for that place.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Aug 2011 (#)

yup...you are right! i am feeling ashamed of not knowing enough of the place in spite of being its native!you are the one who should have written about Banaras... perhaps it could have got its essence!

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author avatar Tim Crosswell
14th Aug 2011 (#)

It's not about being the best...it's all about making an attempt and participate. And you did that nicely. There must be many who came to know about Banaras through your article only. I appreciate you attempt. Are you from Banaras?

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks for the encouraging Aditya .well not exactly from Banaras but from its nearby village! though i have loads of my relatives living over there in Banaras.

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author avatar Tim Crosswell
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Great! I am also from a village (District Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh). If you don't mind may I ask you where are you currently living. If you want to have a look at the pictures of my village. Follow the link. http://aadi.imgur.com/

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Aug 2011 (#)

hey i am aware of Sitapur,.i will sure look out for the pictures . thank you!

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author avatar Subra
12th Jul 2012 (#)

A nice introduction to Kashi, Geeta. Liked it. BTW I published an article yesterday entitled "The power of sacred travel" in which I have documented my yatra experiences. All the best.

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