Varanasi's primary identity is ‘Hindu Central’, it is the oldest city & is the eye of the Indic world. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical, and supernatural elements, people from all over the world and Hindu devotees must make a pilgrimage at least once in his/her lifetime. Visiting Varanasi can offer you a unique spiritual experience.
A large section of people considers Ganges (Ganga) as holy, it is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity & the trip should first start before sunrise from Assi ghat on the banks of Ganges (Ganga). from the ghat side, one can saw tourists’ carryings boats as well as local fishermen floating along the river. Also, you will find devotees waiting on the riverbank & doing prayer by joining both hands in Infront of the sun god at the time of sunrise.
There are various ghats while some of the ghats are for bathing while others are for doing prayers however, Manikarnika Ghat and Harischandra Ghat stand apart as they are cremation sites.
Banaras & Kashi is best known for its Ganga ‘Aarti’ this ritual is performed with traditional lamps every evening at the Dasaswamedh Ghat by a group of young priests standing on a platform close to the river.
Vishwanath temple at Kashi has tight security, praying to the small shiny idol gives a soul-filling feeling & the shrine is dedicated to lord shiva.
Training centers, clothing & food
Varanasi is also known for its 'akhadas' or training centers for wrestlers. No child is forced to join wrestling the youngsters or who wishes to become a wrestler are trained by the guru once the guru visits his home and make him understand all the aspects of the sport before he is allowed to step into the 'akhada.' no, matter what the age is The masters are even-aged above sixty years but they maintain top fitness.
Banaras is also famous for its silk sarees, the tourists who visit there also praise the quality of silk sarees. the art and science of creating beautiful sarees have been kept alive by cooperatives and other organizations whereas The Sarees are made by expert weavers, but due to poor pay or not good salary, the youth are not much attracted to the profession.
If you come to Banaras, you will get how much the food & especially the paan is famous there. Paan has a mild mixture of tanginess, sourness & sweetness in it that can be chewed & one can have it after a meal.