kashi yatra Procedure-Things to do in Varanasi includes Kashi Vishwanath temple darshan Procedure, places to visit in kashi, Kashi rituals to do as per kasi Khandam.
Kashi is the spiritual capital of India.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 history. It’s 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-Varanasi shiva temple. Aadi Shankaracharya installed SriChakra before goddess Vishlakshi.
kashi yatra Procedure-Things to do in Varanasi
Kashi Kandam specified kashi yatra-Things to do in Varanasi.
Kashi Khandam is part of Skanda & Brahma Vaivarthana puranams. People says Prayaga mundam-giving hair, Kashi Dandam(namaskaram to Vishwanatha), Gaya pindam & Kaasyam thu Maranam Mukthihi (who dies here attains Moksha) Kashi ia called as Maha Smashanam.
How to reach Kashi:Varanasi Airport to city 25 km, well connected to road transport & railways.
Kashi Vishwanatha temple
Timings: Visit Kashi Vishwanath temple official website
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.
Top 9 places to visit in Kashi yatra Procedure-Things to do in Varanasi yatra
1. Ganga River
2. Kala Bhairava temple
3. Dundi Ganapathi
4. Dandapaani temple
5. Kasi Viswanatha temple- Listen Shiva story in Mukti mantapam
6. Bhavani temple (Vishalakshi & Annapurna temple)
7. Bindu Madhava Kshetram
8. Mani Karnika Ghat – Do bathe at 12 pm
9. Kashi darshanam
Temples to visit in kashi yatra Procedure-Things to do in Varanasi
People stay 9 days or 9 months in Kashi & do Panchakrosha Yatra(from Asi river). Also perform Tharpana, Sraddha, Maha Prayaschitta & Sankalpam. Then perform
A) Manikarnika Snanam(12pm), Pancha Ghatta Pindam, Uttaranga Godaanam, Manikarnika Teertha Sraddham. After bath Darshanam follows as
B) KalaBhairava(Kshetrapalaka), Dundi Vinayaka temples
C) Kasi temple or Kashi temple is Kashi Vishwanatha Mandir. Perform Mangala aarti, Abhishekham, Annapoorna darshan, Vishalakshi–Kumkum Archana at srichakram
D) Visit Gavvalamma temple
E) Varahi Temple – chief commander of Lalitha Devi – we should see from slab hole- Rajendra prasad Ghat
F) Sri Chakreshwara Swamy temples.
G) Lolarka Bimbam- Sun Chakra Power- walls of Tulasi Ghat
H) Aadi keshava temple
Ganga Ghats to visit in kashi yatra Procedure-Things to do in Varanasi
Visit64 Ganga Ghats by boat ride with Ganga Aarti
Pancha Teertha Yatra: Go in a boat to 5 Ghats & perform the rituals
1. Asi Ghat – Haridwar Teertham
2. Dashashwamedha Ghat – Rudra Sarovara Teertham
3. Trilochana Ghat – VishnuPaada Udaka Teertham
4. Pancha Ganga Ghat – Bindu Madhava temple
5. Manikarnika Ghat- Chakra Pushkarini Theertham
Places to visit in Kashi
Sankata Motchana Hanuman temple, Durga temple, Tulasi Manas temple, Birla Mandir, Vyasa Kashi, Saranath, Ayodhya, Nymesharanyam & Ram Nagar Fort.
South Indian follow Sampoorna Bharath yatra after kasi viswanathar temple visit proceed to Rameswaram and then complete their rituals in Gaya, Prayag. Finally doing Kasi Samaradhana or Ganga Samaradhana they complete Banaras yatra or Kasi yatra.
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