Venerable Varanasi, the 'Abode of Lord Shiva' is one of the oldest living cities in the world. The legendary city also called as Banaras abounds with a rich and vibrant past. The city of traditional classical culture is glorified by myths and legends and sanctified by religion. Its position in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled and the city is regarded as the microcosm of Hinduism Varanasi's antiquity is veiled in immortal time and mythological legends.
The city is said to be created by none other than Lord Shiva himself and the Puranic literature dates its existence to at least three millennia. Mark Twain, an American author was overawed by the reputation of the city and once wrote that "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together" The early history of Varanasi is replete with hoary tales of plunder and destruction by conquerors and religious zealots. But, the city has risen again and again like a phoenix from the ashes.
Sights in Varanasi
Colourful and spiritual are the two words best describe the charm of Varanasi. This Indian travel destination is famous for its bathing Ghats that line River Ganges. Considered to be one of the holiest places around the world, it is visited by millions of Hindus and travellers each year.
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