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Unveiling the mysteries of Kashi

Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is a divine city where people from all walks of life come to explore their inner self. There is an incredibly famous quote about Varanasi “Banaras ko Ghuma nahi Jiya Jata hai” that means this city is not to explore but to experience. Varanasi the cultural capital of India is the city of Salvation as it is believed that this city is the abode of lord shiva. In ancient times people used to come to this place to take their last breath so that can get liberty from the cycle of rebirth. There are many famous mysteries about Varanasi. In this Blog we will try to unveil all the mysteries of Varanasi.


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Mysteries of Varanasi:

1.Varanasi: According to Hinduism, it is said that this city is rested on Lord Shiva's trident. This city is situated on the banks of Ganges River.


2.Chandra Koop: A well that tells you about your death: In Ancient times people used to come to experience this city and they used to go to this miraculous well known as Chandra Koop where they try to see their shadow into the well, if their shadow is visible, it means they are safe but if someone; s shadow is not visible it means that person will die within 6 months. So, if someone’s shadow is not visible, he used to stay into the Kashi till their last breath to get salvation. This Well is located.

3.Saptarishi Aarti: A few years ago, the Saptarishis were performing worship to Lord Shiva at Baba Vishwanath Temple in Kashi. In connection with this, Sadh guru has said that once upon a time, sages had received the secret of Saptarishis' worship from Lord Shiva himself.

 

4.Kaal Bhairav Temple: The Kaal Bhairav temple at Kashi is of immense importance as described in Hindu Puranas. Yes, Kaal Bhairav is considered the guardian deity of Banaras. Even though Kashi houses the temple of Kaal Bhairav, the temple of Kaal Bhairav in Kashi may be a simple one, this place enjoys immense popularity. It is believed that the journey to salvation cannot be fulfilled unless one seeks blessings from Kaal Bhairav.

 

5.Lolark Kund: In Kashi, there is a Kund called Lolark. It would be more fascinating if you heard the story of that pond. The water in the Lolark pond in Kashi continues to remain enigmatic and mysterious. The Kund is also known because it is when the sun shines on this pool during Shukla Paksha’s Bhadrapada that Balasana Yoga forms in this Kund.

 

6.Dhanwantari Koop: Kashi has a Dhanvantari well close to the Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple. The legend is that if one drinks from the water of this well for 45 days, they will be free from diseases. The Dhanvantari well, according to local legends, is believed to be the place where Vaidya Dhanvantari meditated for countless years. As a result of his profound penance, this well has been blessed with medicinal properties. In addition to that, what makes this water even more special is that each of the eight ghats offers water with distinct tastes.

 

7. Vaishnav City: In the Rigveda, the description of Kashi is given as काशिरित्ते  आप  इवकाशिनासंगृभीता:’. In accordance with the Puranas, it had served as the Puri of Lord Vishnu. However, Lord Shiva requested Lord Vishnu to allow him to settle there and reside in it. This has a mythological tale behind it. Once when Brahmaji was severed of his fifth head by Shiva, that head was stuck to his skull. It is said that this happened around 12 years when he would visit several places for pilgrimage, but he did not leave his Kartal. As he entered Kashi, his remorse for killing a Brahmin was washed away because that head had been removed from his skull. Shiva found a liking for Kashi after this episode and instructed Lord Vishnu to make it his abode. Kapalmochan-tirtha was named after the site where Shiva's head got severed from his skull.

 

Our View:

Varanasi is a city that is full of mysteries as we have discussed above these are major mysteries about Kashi but there are some other places like Durga Kund where Maa Durga took rest after the killing of demon Shumbh and Nishumbha and the place where she threw her sword “Asi” is now known as Assi Ghat. There are all the 12 Jyotirlingas in this city and according to Hinduism these Jyotirlinga’s are more powerful than others. There are three Bhairav temples but the main is Kaal Bhairav who guards this city in Day but there is Goddess named Varahi that guards this city from all the evils in night That’s why people are allowed to take darshan just for 2:30 hours from 7 am to 9:30 am because after that Maa takes rest.

 

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