Varanasi is consider as world’s oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. It is also known as Banaras and #Kashi. This magnificent city is situated on the banks of the #Ganges. Hindus believe that Varanasi is an auspicious place to die – dying and being cremated here offers #moksha, liberation from the endless cycle of rebirth.
Ghats of Banaras
The #Ghats in Varanasi are steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. The ghats are an integral complement to the #Hindu concept of divinity represented in physical, metaphysical, and supernatural elements. The city’s life revolves around its seven km long walkway which connects all ghats. Some ghats are used for bathing and some are for #cremation. #Assi Ghat, Dashashvamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Panchaganga Ghat are some of the major ghats in Banaras.
“#Akhara” can either refer to a training hall used by Indian martial artists. This kind of martial art involves physical exercise and ‘#Kushti’ (wrestling). It is a routine for any ‘#Pahelwan’ (wrestler) to start a day with akhara. Junior pahelwans bound to clean the premises before 6 a.m. and then start a daily activity which include weight lifting, push-ups pull-ups, and other physical exertions.
Streets Of Banaras
The specular part of streets of Banaras is the meandering narrow serpentine alleys and the life which prevails in it. These streets are old city of Banaras, where every end lead to ghats. Small temples,cows,people,monkeys,cloths,old houses, and other numerous events are part of this place.