Importance of Banaras in India and especially
for Hindus; various aspects of Banaras , its many names and what makes it the
cultural capital of India.
Archaeology, Mythology, Geography, and History
of Banaras - its unique situation on Ganges, and its journey through the
history of India, and quest to know what makes it oldest living city.
Religious Varanasi- Many religions, place and
types of worship, a religious place and institutions. You will find that
even Primitive worship cults are still practiced in this city. Discover the
city of Buddha, Jain Tirthankars, Shiva and Vaishnava saints or Devoted
saints like Kabir and Tulsi.
Arts, Crafts and Architecture of
Banaras - You
will be amused to see that Varanasi is a Museum architectural designs. It
presents changing patterns and movements in course of history. It has a rich
and original variety of painting and sculpture styles and equally rich
treasures of folk art. During the ages Varanasi has produced master craftsmen
and Varanasi has earned name and fame for its Sharees, handicrafts, textiles,
Toys,, ornaments, metal work, clay and wood work, leaf and fiber crafts.
With ancient crafts, Banaras has not lagged behind in Modern Industries.
Discover Ganga- the holiest of the holy river-
its mythology, geography, socio- economic aspects, its monumental Ghats and
their story and the present condition of pollution.
The Capital of all knowledge- Discover the
most ancient seat of education in India World the famous scholars and their
`Shastrarthas', the great scholars, universities, college, schools, Madarsas
and Pathshalas and Guru Shishya traditions, the epics, famous literary
works, languages and dialects, journalistic traditions- newspapers and
magazine, and famous libraries.
Discover the social and cultural fabric-
Organization of sacred complex and social spaces, the cultural pluristic,
linguistic and ethnic groups. Discover the city of poverty, disparity,
slums, beggars, widows, criminals, and also the city of affluence,
intellectuals, oral traditions, castes and customs, personalities,
professions, communal harmony and `riots'. Discover the rural Varanasi. And
finally (and with deep insight) peep into, the pleasures of Pans, Thandai,
Gamcha, Bahri Alang and Maui Masti.
The City of Music and
Drama and Entertainment- Banaras has been famous for its Music both vocal instrumental, it has its own
dance tradition. Add to this a very rich stock of folk Music and drama (esp.
Ramlila), the tradition Musical soirees, fairs and festival the rich
tradition of Akharas, games and sports. Add to this classical Banaras
Transport vehicles like Ekka and Modern Traffic Jam.
Industrial City- Discover the fast developing
city of heavy, light and cottage industries, local handicrafts and other
small scale industrial units. ( DLW, BHEL, Electric, Cycle, Paper, Glass,
Medical World of Varanasi- Discover the
ancient College of Plastic Surgery, Sushruta, Dhanvantri (God of Medicine),
Divdas, and practice of all the ancient and modern systems of medicine in
Banaras - Discover the spots around
Varanasi, institutions, story of freedom struggle and the martyrs, history of
Kashiraj, history of Sarnath, history of Bhadohi (Carpet town), of Mirzapur,
of Ghazipur, know about the famous travelers and tourists, of the `Nigam'.
And finally having seen the Panorama of Banaras, its continuity of culture,
discover the identity of Banaras .