Varanasi Temple

Sapt Puri Tour Packages : Varanasi

Launch on a spiritual journey with Shivshankar Tirth Yatra's exclusive Varanasi Temple Darshan Tour Package. Varanasi, also known as Benaras or Kashi, holds an important place in the hearts of Hindus and offers a truly authentic Indian experience. Mark Twain once said, "Elder than history, older than tradition, elder even than legend, and looks double as old with all of them put together" - a testament to the timeless allure of Varanasi.

Situated along the banks of the sacred River Ganges, Varanasi exudes a captivating charm that attracts religiously inclined and curious travelers seeking a profound cultural encounter. A visit to Varanasi is essential to any trip to India, as it provides a deep insight into the country's heritage and spirituality.

Varanasi is renowned for its labyrinthine narrow lanes, ancient temples, and iconic river ghats that serve as focal points for religious activities. It is revered among the world's holy places, comparable to Jerusalem and Mecca. The city's essence is inseparable from the flowing waters of the Ganges.

From dawn to dusk, Varanasi's riverbanks come alive with many pilgrims and devotees. The ghats buzz with various religious rituals and practices. Pilgrims take sacred dips in the Ganges, perform traditional ceremonies, collect the holy water in pots for ways back home, seek blessings from revered sadhus and sanyasis, and depart with spiritual fulfillment.

During your Varanasi Temple Darshan Tour, organized by Shivshankar Tirth Yatra, you will have the opportunity to explore the city's iconic temples, each with its distinct charm and significance. Seek blessings at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and experience a profound connection with the divine. Discover the historical and architectural magnificence of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Durga Temple, and numerous other temples that dot the cityscape.

At dusk, witness the beautiful Ganga Aarti ceremony, where the ghats come alive with rhythmic chants, incense, and the mesmerizing sight of lamps floating along the river. It is a spiritual spectacle that leaves a lasting impression on every visitor.

Varanasi is not just a city; it embodies devotion, spirituality, and cultural heritage. With Shivshankar Tirth Yatra's Varanasi Temple Darshan Tour Package, you can explore the sacredness and enchantment of this timeless city. Allow us to curate a memorable journey for you, where you can experience the essence of Varanasi's ancient traditions, vibrant rituals, and the timeless flow of the holy Ganges.

Places We Visit During Varanasi Yatra

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

It is said that the original Vishwanath Temple was located just opposite the road on which the present temple now stands. It was built more than 1000 years back. Unfortunately that temple was destroyed as a result of the invasions of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the year 1669. The present temple was built in 1778 by Maharani Ahalya Bai Holkar of Indore. Much later in the year 1839, Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab donated 1000 kg of gold and that was used for gold plating the domes of the temple. It is for its golden spires that the temple is also referred to as the Golden Temple.

Kanak Bhavan Temple, Ayodhya

Popularly called Kanak Sone ki Mandir, the Kanak Bhawan Mandir, Ayodhya gets its name from the richly ornamented idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. Kanak in Hindi means gold. The idols of Rama and Sita have been decorated with a large amount of gold ornaments. It looks gorgeous to see the duo in the golden throne bedecked with gold ornaments. The Kanak Bhawan Temple is of special attraction for the people of India as well as for the foreigners. The mesmerizing sunrise and the thrilling sunset from the spot where the temple is located is a beautiful sight. Spectators are highly elated if they get an opportunity to capture it in their camera film.

Bharat Mata Temple

Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta and Shri Durga Prasad Khatri are credited with the construction of the Bharat Mata Temple, the former was a nationalist leader and the latter a reputed numismatist and antiquarian. It struck them that Benaras or Kashi (the other two names by which Varanasi is known) is home to many temples and mosques. But there is no such edifice in this cultural capital of the country which would stand as a fine symbol of the spirit of nationalism and secularism. So they hit upon this novel idea of a temple where the country would be worshipped, where there would be no customary Gods and Goddesses and which would have no religious association.

Tulsi Manas Temple

This temple is a very modern temple built only recently in the year 1964. The ancient Indian epic Ramayana was largely beyond the understanding of the common people of the country because it was written in Sanskrit, a language in which only a learned few were versed. Goswami Tulsi Das took upon himself the responsibility of translating the Ramayana into Hindi. This would considerably reduce the number of people who were being deprived of such a fantastic literary work. He composed his Ram Charit Manas at this very spot in Varanasi or Kashi.

Durga Temple

Varanasi is a place highly revered by the Shaivite Hindus. The general trend noticed is that Durga Temples are a rare find in regions which has many followers of Lord Shiva. This is why it is indeed quite surprising to find a Durga Temple in a place like Varanasi reputed for being a Shaivite stronghold. Anyways the temple was constructed by a Bengali Maharani. It was built in the 18th century. Even though she is credited with the construction of the temple, the deity that is enshrined within the temple was not established by her. According to popular legend, Durga herself appeared in this temple at Benaras (the other name by which Varanasi is known), India.

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