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Varanasi is a miracle!⠀
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2018-12-16 12:34

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Varanasi in mist 🌼
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Framed by @satya__photography #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi

2018-12-15 12:43

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Varanasi in mist 🌼 . Framed by @satya__photography #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi

Nothing's better than spending some time by a peaceful ancient temple!⠀
Can you guess the name of the temple?⠀
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Picture shared by @anandjs #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #banaras #Kashi

2018-12-14 12:40

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Nothing's better than spending some time by a peaceful ancient temple!⠀ Can you guess the name of the temple⠀ .⠀ Picture shared by @anandjs #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #banaras #Kashi

I visited a Hindu priest school in Varanasi. Everyday before sunrise the young priests convene on the ghat steps in front of the school for a session of yoga, meditation, chants and morning prayer by the holy river Ganges. They are taught Hindu scriptures and the ancient language, Sanskrit.⠀
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Picture shared by @_shantanu_saha #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #kashi

2018-12-13 12:26

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I visited a Hindu priest school in Varanasi. Everyday before sunrise the young priests convene on the ghat steps in front of the school for a session of yoga, meditation, chants and morning prayer by the holy river Ganges. They are taught Hindu scriptures and the ancient language, Sanskrit.⠀ ⠀ Picture shared by @_shantanu_saha #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #kashi

A family performing pooja for the peace and salvation of departed soul of the person who may have been associated with the family as Ancestor or Relative.⠀
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Picture shared by: @woody.kizome #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #indiapictures #natgeotravel

2018-12-12 12:47

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A family performing pooja for the peace and salvation of departed soul of the person who may have been associated with the family as Ancestor or Relative.⠀ ⠀ Picture shared by: @woody.kizome #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi #uttarpradesh #uttarpradeshtourism #indiapictures #natgeotravel

From Tansen in the fifteenth century to Pt Ravi Shanker in the twentieth, Varanasi nurtured a panoply of musicians. Music thrived, as did the musicians. Varied music styles and instruments evolved in these schools of music (gharanas) and people flocked to them from far and wide. Even the Bhakti movement saints- Kabir, Ravidas, Ramananda – all of whom hailed from Varanasi, used music to spread their message of humanity. Blessing them all, was the Hindu God Shiva, Varanasi’s presiding deity, a god -among other things- of dance and music.⠀
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It is just as well that Varanasi is romanticized by writers, the media and the lay tourist as a great cultural hub- an Indian microcosm of sorts , pulsating with mysticism, ancient traditions, classical arts and an unique way of life. But like the Ganga flowing through it, Varanasi today, is shorn off all its ancient charms. Music is one of them. ⠀
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The sounds of the sheenai, the tabla, the sitar are now being swallowed up in the cacophony of a crowded, congested city, bursting at the seams. Living in neglect, the musicians now take any opportunity to flee the city. Music concerts are more on Bollywood themes, and Indian classical music as a consequence gets a short shrift. Students wishing to learn Indian classical music are few and far between and there is a real danger of some of the classical traditions vanishing and the old instruments falling silent forever.⠀
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Once the cultural city of India and known for its music and musicians Varanasi today has musicians leaving the city because they feel ignored.⠀
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Picture by @amit_photoart #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi

2018-12-11 12:37

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From Tansen in the fifteenth century to Pt Ravi Shanker in the twentieth, Varanasi nurtured a panoply of musicians. Music thrived, as did the musicians. Varied music styles and instruments evolved in these schools of music (gharanas) and people flocked to them from far and wide. Even the Bhakti movement saints- Kabir, Ravidas, Ramananda – all of whom hailed from Varanasi, used music to spread their message of humanity. Blessing them all, was the Hindu God Shiva, Varanasi’s presiding deity, a god -among other things- of dance and music.⠀ ⠀ It is just as well that Varanasi is romanticized by writers, the media and the lay tourist as a great cultural hub- an Indian microcosm of sorts , pulsating with mysticism, ancient traditions, classical arts and an unique way of life. But like the Ganga flowing through it, Varanasi today, is shorn off all its ancient charms. Music is one of them. ⠀ ⠀ The sounds of the sheenai, the tabla, the sitar are now being swallowed up in the cacophony of a crowded, congested city, bursting at the seams. Living in neglect, the musicians now take any opportunity to flee the city. Music concerts are more on Bollywood themes, and Indian classical music as a consequence gets a short shrift. Students wishing to learn Indian classical music are few and far between and there is a real danger of some of the classical traditions vanishing and the old instruments falling silent forever.⠀ ⠀ Once the cultural city of India and known for its music and musicians Varanasi today has musicians leaving the city because they feel ignored.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Picture by @amit_photoart #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #Kashi

Litti being prepared at Lota Bhanta Mela.⠀
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These authentic stuffed whole wheat balls resemble the Rajasthani Batti, but the flavours are quite different in the Litti. It was very popular during the war times as it didn't require much water and would also stay fresh for a longer period of time.⠀
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Traditionally, the litti is baked in fuel like cow dung. The flavours of this dish are great and the stuffing in the dough balls adds oomph of flavour to the Litti.⠀
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Shared by @imdgod #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras

2018-12-08 12:43

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Litti being prepared at Lota Bhanta Mela.⠀ ⠀ These authentic stuffed whole wheat balls resemble the Rajasthani Batti, but the flavours are quite different in the Litti. It was very popular during the war times as it didn't require much water and would also stay fresh for a longer period of time.⠀ ⠀ Traditionally, the litti is baked in fuel like cow dung. The flavours of this dish are great and the stuffing in the dough balls adds oomph of flavour to the Litti.⠀ ⠀ Shared by @imdgod #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras

Malaiyo, a winter speciality that the city waits for and this is one of those exquisite sweets that is served only by selected few skilled makers here in the region. The reason it is only available seasonally is in its recipe that includes dew drops. A lot of effort goes in to prepare this delectable sweet. Elaichi (cardamom), kesar (saffron), two other herbs and dry fruits and nuts are finely sprinkled atop just before serving!⠀
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Picture shared by @Varanasi.eats #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #kashi

2018-12-07 12:40

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Malaiyo, a winter speciality that the city waits for and this is one of those exquisite sweets that is served only by selected few skilled makers here in the region. The reason it is only available seasonally is in its recipe that includes dew drops. A lot of effort goes in to prepare this delectable sweet. Elaichi (cardamom), kesar (saffron), two other herbs and dry fruits and nuts are finely sprinkled atop just before serving!⠀ ⠀ Picture shared by @Varanasi.eats #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Banaras #kashi

Migratory birds from parts of Europe and Central Asia annually arrive at the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi attracting the attention of residents and tourists alike. Migratory birds throng banks in the month of November and December as their sounds add a distinct presence at the holy river. These birds thrive in the temperate summers of central Asia's Pamir Mountains and fly down to India to escape the bitter cold winters of the region.⠀
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The birds also bring better earnings for boatmen at the 'ghats'. People thronged the banks of river Ganges and took boat rides to be able to see migratory birds like large cormorant, bar-headed geese, northern pintail, reddish shelduck and golden pheasant etc up close.⠀
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Tourists capture the birds in their cameras as they glided over river Ganges!⠀
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Framed by @shaukeen_photographer #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #banaras

2018-12-06 12:31

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Migratory birds from parts of Europe and Central Asia annually arrive at the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi attracting the attention of residents and tourists alike. Migratory birds throng banks in the month of November and December as their sounds add a distinct presence at the holy river. These birds thrive in the temperate summers of central Asia's Pamir Mountains and fly down to India to escape the bitter cold winters of the region.⠀ ⠀ The birds also bring better earnings for boatmen at the 'ghats'. People thronged the banks of river Ganges and took boat rides to be able to see migratory birds like large cormorant, bar-headed geese, northern pintail, reddish shelduck and golden pheasant etc up close.⠀ ⠀ Tourists capture the birds in their cameras as they glided over river Ganges!⠀ ⠀ Framed by @shaukeen_photographer #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #banaras

Chhat is the only festival with sound history where you can find evidence of worship of setting Sun. This is a unique festival of the Hindu Religion dedicated to The Sun, God of energy, also known as Dala Chhath or Surya Shashti. People celebrate this festival to offer thanks to the Lord Surya for blessing the life on the earth forever. People worship the God Sun very enthusiastically and pray for the well-being, success and progress of their family members, friends, and elders. According to the Hinduism, Sun worship is related to the cure of a range of diseases such as leprosy, etc.⠀
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It is named as Chhath because it is celebrated at the 6th day of the month of Kartika. Chhat Worship is indigenous to the Dehri-On-Sone, Patna, Dev and Gaya. Now, it is celebrated all over the country as People of Bihar have migrated and settled in different parts of India and follow their tradition wherever they go. In Varanasi also it is celebrated with great enthusiasm.⠀
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Picture by @lensqueen_sr #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras

2018-12-05 12:47

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Chhat is the only festival with sound history where you can find evidence of worship of setting Sun. This is a unique festival of the Hindu Religion dedicated to The Sun, God of energy, also known as Dala Chhath or Surya Shashti. People celebrate this festival to offer thanks to the Lord Surya for blessing the life on the earth forever. People worship the God Sun very enthusiastically and pray for the well-being, success and progress of their family members, friends, and elders. According to the Hinduism, Sun worship is related to the cure of a range of diseases such as leprosy, etc.⠀ ⠀ It is named as Chhath because it is celebrated at the 6th day of the month of Kartika. Chhat Worship is indigenous to the Dehri-On-Sone, Patna, Dev and Gaya. Now, it is celebrated all over the country as People of Bihar have migrated and settled in different parts of India and follow their tradition wherever they go. In Varanasi also it is celebrated with great enthusiasm.⠀ ⠀ Picture by @lensqueen_sr #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras

The Bharat Milap festival is held the day following Dussehra. The Bharat Milap festival is held at Nati Imli, Varanasi. The annual Dussehra festival and the Bharat Milap festival is one of the greatest attractions of Varanasi city. The people of Varanasi celebrate Bharat Milap with great fanfare and devotion. Thousands gather in the streets to see the procession of Lord Ram and his reunion with younger brother, Bharat. People pay their respect by putting Tilak on forehead and garlanding Lord Ram and his brothers. Another interesting part of the Bharat Milap celebration is the presence of Kashi Naresh (former king of Varanasi) with all his royal paraphernalia and regal finery.⠀
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Picture by @vish8319 #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras

2018-12-04 12:37

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The Bharat Milap festival is held the day following Dussehra. The Bharat Milap festival is held at Nati Imli, Varanasi. The annual Dussehra festival and the Bharat Milap festival is one of the greatest attractions of Varanasi city. The people of Varanasi celebrate Bharat Milap with great fanfare and devotion. Thousands gather in the streets to see the procession of Lord Ram and his reunion with younger brother, Bharat. People pay their respect by putting Tilak on forehead and garlanding Lord Ram and his brothers. Another interesting part of the Bharat Milap celebration is the presence of Kashi Naresh (former king of Varanasi) with all his royal paraphernalia and regal finery.⠀ ⠀ Picture by @vish8319 #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #Banaras

Nag Nathaiya festival is a part of the Krishna Leela ceremony, a mythological tradition involving depiction of a famous episode in the life of lord Krishna. The Nag Nathaiya festival of Varanasi is held at the Tulsi Ghat. The festival celebrates Krishna's conquest of the serpent Kaliya. The Nag Nathaiya festival is held on the fourth tithi of Kartik's light fortnight which is usually sometime between November and December.⠀
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Captured by @lafotographic #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #banaras

2018-12-02 12:34

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Nag Nathaiya festival is a part of the Krishna Leela ceremony, a mythological tradition involving depiction of a famous episode in the life of lord Krishna. The Nag Nathaiya festival of Varanasi is held at the Tulsi Ghat. The festival celebrates Krishna's conquest of the serpent Kaliya. The Nag Nathaiya festival is held on the fourth tithi of Kartik's light fortnight which is usually sometime between November and December.⠀ ⠀ Captured by @lafotographic #VaranasiGuru #Varanasi #Kashi #banaras

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