Varanasi, also known as “The Religious Capital of India,” is a popular destination for travelers. The region is one of the seven holy places for Hindus, but people of other faiths are also drawn to it. The atmosphere is magically enhanced by its location on the banks of the Ganges River.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Varanasi on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. Lord Shiva, also referred to as Vishwanatha or Vishweshwarar, which means “the ruler of the universe,” is the main deity of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

An important ceremony known as Ganga Aarti is performed on a large scale every morning and evening on the banks of the revered Ganges. At Dashashwamedh Ghat, the Aarti is performed by priests.  A divine light that can be clearly felt illuminates the entire Ghat. Huge brass lamps filled with oil are lit as part of the magnificent ritual, and priests chant sacred mantras that reverberate throughout the entire space.

Ganga Aarti, Varanasi

According to tradition, Lord Brahma offered the Dasa Ashwamedha sacrifice here, as the name of the location suggests. Numerous rituals are carried out at this ghat because it is a sacred location.

Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is a Hindu temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India and is dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. On the banks of the Assi river, the temple was built in the early 16th century by revered Hindu preacher and poet Saint Sri Goswami Tulsidas.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi

At the meeting point of the Assi and Ganga rivers, the Assi Ghat is well-known for its large Shiva Lingam that has been set up beneath a peepal tree. It has significant religious significance and is mentioned in the Puranas and numerous legends.

Assi Ghat, Varanasi