Friday, September 18, 2020
Home India Varanasi: A Land That Has Conserved The Essence of Hinduism For Over...

Varanasi: A Land That Has Conserved The Essence of Hinduism For Over 3000 Years

 

Banaras has been a famous center of the Hindu religion for at least three thousand years. In the ancient Hindu literature also Varanasi has invariably been dealt with as the Dharma-Kshetra which means the religious area.

It is not for nothing that Varanasi has been called India in miniature. A birds-eye-view of Varanasi as a center of religion and monastic aspect reveals that practically all religious sects have their branches in this city. From Buddhism to Islam, all the religions have been able to exist here in harmony.

Please Follow NewsGram on Facebook To Get Latest Updates!

It may not be possible to describe in detail the various centers and monastical establishments connected to various communities and sects. But a general survey reveals that practically all ancient and modern persuasions have their representation in this holy city.

Why Varanasi has so much influence on people?

Most people from across the globe come to visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple. According to Hindu mythology out of 12 Shivlingam disseminated one of its linga is situated here in Vishwanath.

According to the Kashi khand- the so called directory of Kashi, there are 811 temples and 288 tirthas in Varanasi. Out of it 513 are Shiva lingas, 49 Vishnu temples, 75 temples of Devis and 71 idols of Lord Ganesha and rest consists of Surya, Bhairava, Yoginis and many others.

It is believed that the city was a devotee of Lord Vishnu as it was ruled by the emperor Adi Keshav who belongs to the Vaishnava sect and there was no existence of Lord Shiva. But with a due change in time, Shiva liked the place and he invited all the other Hindu gods-goddesses to have a stay at Kashi.

In Puranas the four names used to describe the religious state viz: Kashi, Varanasi, Avimukta, and Antargriha.

Varanasi has been a famous center of the Hindu religion for at least three thousand years. In the ancient Hindu literature also Varanasi has invariably been dealt with as the Dharma-Kshetra which means the religious area. Pinterest

Religious and monastic Institutions

Beyond Hinduism, it adds more religious fervor to followers of Buddhism and Jainism.

Buddha had met the five Brahmans whom he preached his sermon known in Buddhist phraseology as Dharma-chakra-Pravartana, after attaining Nirvana here in Sarnath.  Ashoka later built a Stupa at this place which is known as Chaukhandi Stupa.

ALSO READ: PM Modi Asks Police Force to Safeguard Humanitarian Image Developed During Pandemic

The countries like Tibet, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Japan have built their own monasteries in the place.

People from various countries come to visit the city to rejuvenate their lives as they gain mental peace and sanity from visiting this religious place. Also, they found themselves closer to god as it is believed that this land is a pathway to heaven.

– Prepared By Rituparna Chakrobarty

STAY CONNECTED

19,153FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Smoking May Cause Bleeding in the Brain: Study

Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn...

Wear Eyeglasses to be at a Lower Risk of Contracting Covid-19

A small yet significant study from China has found that people who wear eyeglasses may be at a lower risk of contracting Covid-19 as...

Another Level Of Security By WhatsApp

WhatsApp is reportedly working on to adding another layer of security via biometric scanning support that will help users secure new sessions on the...

Men, Women May Experience Similar Rates of Anxiety Due to Job Insecurity

Contrary to the common belief, researchers have found that men and women might experience similar rates of anxiety due to job insecurity. As more people...

Kids Who Take Steroids to Treat Asthma at Increased Risk for Diabetes: Study

Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots,...

Indians Should be Thankful to Their Genes for Low Mortality Rate: Scientists

A study conducted by top genetic experts has revealed that Indians should be thankful to their genes for tiding over the Covid pandemic with...

Hansal Mehta Feels the Need For More Films on LGBTQ Community

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta feels we need more films to be made on the LGBTQ community. "There has been an absolute change in our society as...

Smart Drug May Help in Treatment of Neurological Disorders

Scientists have created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other...

Recent Comments

Donate to NewsGram to support quality journalism.
x