Holidays - Varanasi

Varanasi is the holiest city of the Hindu world, filled with temples and teeming with cultural life.

In Varanasi the Ganges river is considered a living goddess who is revered as Ganga Ma. Without the river Varanasi would not exist as we know it.

Considered as the abode of Lord Shiva, River Ganges is believed to have the power of washing away all of one's sins. As pundits here will tell you, whatever is sacrificed and chanted here or given in charity reaps its fruits thousand times more than those good deeds performed at other places because of the power of that place.