Kashi Rameswaram Yatra procedure
Kashi Rameswaram yatra is spiritual yatra that every Hindu would like to do once in his life time.Kashi is the spiritual capital of India.Hindu pilgrims bathe in the sacred river Ganges,also perform funeral rites.The temple town has 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath“Golden Temple”.It’s the oldest living city in the world,with 3500 years of documented history.It is called as Banaras&Varanasi (confluence of rivers Varana,Asi).
The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganges,It’s called City of Ghats(highest bathing Ghats-88 in the world).Kashi is 9th Jyotirlinga(Varanasyanthu Vishwesham),11th Shakthi Peetam(Varanasyam Visalakshi).The main deity is Vishwanatha-ruler of the universe.Aadi Shankaracharya installed SriChakra before.
Kashi Rameswaram Yatra 5 parts
To complete Kashi Rameswara yatra,perform rituals in 5 parts as mentioned in Kashi Khandam part of Skanda&BrahmaVaivarthana puranams.People says Prayaga mundam-giving hair,Kashi Dandam(namaskaram to Vishwanatha),Gaya pindam&Kashyamthu Maranam Mukthihi(who dies here attains Moksha)Kashi- Maha smashanam.
How to reach Kashi:Varanasi Airport to city 25km,well connected to road transport&railways.
Kashi Vishwanatha temple timings:3-4am Mangala aarti:11.15-12.20pm Bhoga aaarti;7-8.15pm SapthaRishi aarti;9-10.15pm Sringara aarti;10.30-11pm Shayana aarti;darshan upto 9pm between aartis.
1.Kashi Rameswaram Yatra-Temples to visit
People stay 9days or 9months in Kashi&do Panchakrosha Yatra(from Asi river)other thanTharpana&Sraddha.
Rites:MahaPrayaschitta,SankalpamA)Manikarnika Snanam(12pm),Pancha Ghatta Pindam,Uttaranga Godaanam,ManikarnikaTeertha Sraddham.After bath Darshanam follows asB)KalaBhairava(Kshetrapalaka),Dundi Vinayaka C)Kashi Vishwanatha Mangala aarti,Abhishekham,Annapoorna,Vishalakshi–KumkumArchana at srichakramD)Gavvalamma GudiE)Varahi Temple F)SriChakreshwaraSwamy
G)64 Ganga Ghats Darshan by boat ride with Ganga AartiH)Pancha Teertha Yatra:Go in a boat to 5 Ghats&perform the rituals 1)Asi Ghat-Haridwar Teertham2)DashashwamedhaGhat-RudraSarovara Teertham 3)TrilochanaGhat-VishnuPaadaUdaka Teertham4)PanchaGanga Ghat-BinduMadhava temple5)Manikarnika Ghat-ChakraPushkarini Theertham
Places to visit-Kashi
SankataMotchana Hanuman,Durga temple,TulasiManas Mandir, BirlaMandir,VyasaKashi,Saranath,Ayodhya,Nymesharanyam&RamNagar Fort.From Kashi take GangaJal to Rameshwaram for Abhishekam.
2.Kashi Rameswaram yatra-Rameshwaram
Perform Sankalpa sahitha Snanam(holi Bathe)in Agnitheertham&28 holy Theerthams in RamanathaSwamy temple complex.Have Darshan of Sri RamanathaSwami(8th jyothirlinga-Sethubadhethu Ramesam
Perform spiritual rites(Sraddha).In Dhanushkodi,take dip in sea 33 times,collect the sand from the seashore in 3 bags of Kg each.After Avahanam they are called as Sethu Madhava,Veni Madhava&Bindhu Madhava.Dissolved Sethu Madhava in the sea,Veni&Bindu Madhava are brought to dissolve in Prayaga–Triveni Sangam.Visit Rama,Sita,Lakshmana Theerthams proceed to Kashi.
3.Kashi Rameswaram Yatra-Triveni sangam
Dissolve the Veni Madhava brought from Rameswaram in the sangam. A)VeniDaanam:Woman offer hair to the river praying for the long life of her husband,husband plaits the wife’s hair,decorates with flowers,cuts off the tip of the plait&offers it to the river.It’s miracle that hair normally floats on water,but at the Sangam it immediately sinks to the river bed.Devotees feel that river accepted their offering.B)Triveni Sangam Snanam:husband&wife bathe together holding handsC)Pinda Pradaanam D)Prayage Madhaveshvari-14th ShakthiPeetam&Veni Madhava darshan
4.Kashi Rameswaram Yatra-Gaya
Perform Pinda pradaanam,Dasa Danam,Naandhi&Vaishnava Shraddham refer to ancestors&Gods at AkshayaVata(tree)&Vishnu Padam near PhalguniTheertham.Gaya Mangalya Gowrika darshan.
5.After reaching kashi,Dissolve BinduMadhava in Ganga brought from Rameshwaram.Complete Sampoorna Kashi Yatra with Kashi Samaradhana by Distributing GangaJal&Anna samaradhana.