Tag Archives: Varanasi

Shiva Temple, Varanasi

By | 27th February 2018

Most visitors to Varanasi, whether they are religious pilgrims or mourners cremating their dead, will make a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple – the focal point of Shiva worship in the city and one of the most important Shiva temples in all of India. Vishwanath is one of twelve so-called Jyotirlinga sites. The Jyotirlinga,… Read More »

Varanasi Ghats

By | 26th February 2018

After three nights in Assi Ghat we decided to move further north to a guest house behind the Brijrama Palace Hotel near Darbhanga Ghat. The new location would allow us to be closer to two important Hindu sites in Varanasi – Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of India’s most famous Shiva temples and Manikarnika Ghat, the… Read More »

Arrival in Varanasi

By | 24th February 2018

The city of Varanasi has been a cultural centre of northern India for several thousand years and is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Situated on the sacred river Ganges and located more than two hundred kilometres west of Gaya, Varanasi is a major religious pilgrimage site in India. In Hinduism… Read More »