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Varanasi: An Introduction Sandip Mishra
Name and Origin One of the oldest cities of the world and the oldest city of India Have several names: Varanasi, Banares, Kashi A place between Varuna and Assi Holy place for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains Significance of the Ganga River
Ganga in Varanasi or Varanasi at the bank of the Ganga
Attractions of the City Temples Sari Roads Gharana Pan Sadhu
City of Temples Old Kashi Vishwanath Sankat Mochan Temple Durga Mata Temple (Durga Kund) Manas Temple Bharat Mata Temple Banks of River Ganga (Ghat- Aarati)
Durga Mata Temple
Mosque near Vishwanath Temple
Banarasi Sari Known in India for its special features Weavers mostly Muslim but customers Hindu and representative of composite culture The city also produces carpets and handicrafts.
Banaras ki Galiyan Old City - so very narrow roads In the old part of the city, such as near the Vishwanath Temple, it is difficult to see sunlight. Modern impacts in other parts but complicated traffic All means of transportation including animals commute on the roads.
Music (Gharana) Music of Banaras Gharana is quite famous More than 200 years of history Initiated by Pandit Ram Sahai (1780–1826) who was a tabla playerRam Sahai Famous Personalities- Chhunulal Mishra, Giraja Devi, Rajan-Sajan Mishra Every year, Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh Khayal, Dhrupad, Kajari, Chaita etc.