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I felt entirely unique when I attended Ganges Prayer in Varanasi

Varanasi is a must-visit place in India. Read my experience being on the holy land of Kashi and Varanasi. I explored it from my heart. My sudden plan to Varanasi has surprised me, a profound value to life. It was my friend’s wedding in Allahabad, we suddenly planned and decided to go to Varanasi. Actually, I had a wish to ...

Varanasi is a must-visit place in India. Read my experience being on the holy land of Kashi and Varanasi. I explored it from my heart.

Pic credit — Sandeep Savalajkar

My sudden plan to Varanasi has surprised me, a profound value to life.

It was my friend’s wedding in Allahabad, we suddenly planned and decided to go to Varanasi. Actually, I had a wish to see the river, Ganges. I had seen it in only movies, their ritual, traditional prayers all I had fad about it. We grabbed a train Sahyandri from Kalyan, Mumbai. You can get it from Pune as well. When we got there at the station, you can go near the river Ganges by walk or hire a shared rickshaw for just 20 rupees.
Varanasi is well-connected, and it’s a very nice city, you will get all three-five star hotels, lodging.

A Devine feelings after attending the Ganges Prayer

A View from a point where I was standing and watching hundreds of devotees prayer

If you want to attend the prayer, to complete the prayer will take at least 45 mins minimum, and it happens once in a day. When I attend it for the first time, I was very curious to know how does it happen. There were many lightning, Diyas. I just wanted to sit there for more and more. I was feeling very relaxed like I am having therapy. The voice from the prayer was soothing, healing my heart, mind and the entire body. Thousands of devotees wore red clothes, attend the prayer, the sacred smell make you fall in love with spirituality. You will feel, the end is here only.

The Experience Of Watching The Ganges

I never had seen Ganges before, it is very long, maybe more than 15-20 km. My eyes couldn’t reach to the end. You can take a small wooden boat for a ride, having many stony steps down to the water. Thousands of boat travel on the Ganges every day. It is very clean and does not smell at all. There is a burial place ― Smashan Bhumi, where the dead body continues to burn, Saint keep themselves busy looking straight without getting disturbed by others around the temples, lost somewhere. 

Manish, govind, shivam, sandeep, surjesh,shubham, durgesh, vipin

Saints won’t call you to ask you for money, If you want to talk to them, you can go and have a talk.

We saw, foreigners go to them and ask something, they keep talking for hours. They look sometimes scared, I heard, they have many mantras, having placed ashes on their forehead, white long beard, their long hairs. They are expert smoking weed, you will find them on every nook of Varanasi.

Some People Call It Benares, Some Kashi, And Rest Of The World Varanasi

In Kashi, many temples you can see from this point, especially prayers. It has three names, but when I visited, I heard Varanasi and you will also get the train of the same name. Big city, reasonable food prices, cleaned.

I thought that food and travelling would be costly but I did not experience like that anything there. I was feeling like I am in Pune. Weather was also good and not that sunny. There is a main temple of Shiva and that is called Kashi temple.

Varanasi is a holy place ― Spiritual capital of India, a religious hub in India. There are many Ghats, Manikarnika Ghat, Munshi Ghat, Sashashwamedh Ghat. I have also been to Ayodhya, It is almost 250 km from Varanasi and stayed there for one day, there is a Ram temple. But due to crisis, the guards were not allowing us to go inside, the conflict between Ram Mandir or Babari masjid.

The dream city of  Hindu

It is every second person want to visit the Varanasi and Kashi. There is a lot to explore in Varanasi. However, I mostly enjoyed Kashi.

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