Varanasi has, from time immemorial, remained as one of the most spiritual pilgrimage centres of the Hindus across the length and breadth of country. Fascinated by its gorgeousness and ancientness, well-known US author Mark Twain said: “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”
Varanasi is full of tourist destinations, beautiful spots and amazing spiritual sites. Once you visit there, you can easily get a comfy Hotel Varanasi for your stay. Fromghat to splendid shrines, artistic monuments to beautiful museums; everything in Varanasi calls for applause. Before your trip, if you want to know about things that can be helpful for your trip, have a look below:
The Oldest Occupied Land
Varanasi is considered to be the oldest continuously occupied city of the entire world.The history of Varanasi spans more than 3 millennia! And you know what; this historic charm is reflected through the constructions and monuments of this city. Even the shrines like Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, TulsiManas Temple and many more talk about the historic extensiveness of Varanasi.
The Forest of Bliss
It has strongly been believed that Varanasi is the abode of God Shiva and Mata Annapurna.As it is the city of Annapurna, according to Hindu belief, no one stays here hungry. So, the city is also called Ananda Kanan (The forest of Bliss).
Varanasi is not just holy to the Hindus, but it is also holds mystical significance to the followers of all Indic religions. You know it is the birthplace of 4 Jain Tirthankaras. The great Buddha delivered his first Sutta or Sutra in Sarnath, which is situated near Varanasi, after his enlightenment at the Bodhgaya.And yes, the land of Varanasi is also spiritual for the Sikhs! You can find Gurudwaras like Gurudwara Bari Sangat Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur and Gurdwara Guru-Ka-Bagh.
A Home of Spiritual Debate
It has been for more than thousands of years that it is revered as the most massive seat of learning in India. Mendicants and Intellectualsfrom all around India visit here to do “shastrartha” (debate on spiritual texts) and get acceptance for their individual ideas or “darshana”. From the great Adi Shankara to Ramakrishna Paramahansa, everybody visited this sacred place.
A Connection with Science
Talking about the field of science, Varanasi brags about possessing one of the five observatories or JantarMantars, built by Raja Jai Singh in year 1737. However, there is a stimulating controversy going on over the date of its establishment following fresh findings that it was built nearly 200 years before. Whatever be the case, the spot is absolutely phenomenal and will give you a great feel of science.
Thus, the bottom line is that Varanasi is full of surprises for you. There are plenty of things about this land that leave the visitors astonished. If you want, you too can explore and experience the depths of Varanasi by booking your rooms in a resort Varanasi and carrying out a Varanasi tour!