Monthly Archives: August 2015

सावन पूर्णिमा यानि रक्षाबंधन का पर्व

सावन पूर्णिमा यानि रक्षाबंधन का पर्व व श्रावणी संस्कार का दिन। रक्षा का संकल्प लेकर दायित्व के बंधन में बंधना व गंगा जी में स्नान कर श्रावणी उपाकर्म सप्तर्षि पूजन और यज्ञोपवीत धारण कर देवताओं व पितरों को तर्पण करने से हम सभी पापों से मुक्त हो जाते है ।गंगा में यह उपाकर्म सामूहिक रूप से मनाया जाता है ।हम भी इसमें शामिल हो कर पुण्य अर्जित कर सकते हैं अथवा साक्षी होकर संस्कारित हो सकते हैं ।

काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर में आरती का समय

3.00 A.M. to 4.00 A.M. Mangala Aarti

Varanasi Paan/Banarasi Khana

Banarasi Khana, or local delicacies, are known for their flavors. Many dishes here are flavored with asafoetida, ginger, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and/or dried fenugreek leaves. Benares Dum Aloo is different from the dum aloo cooked elsewhere in India because the potatoes are stuffed with and cooked in a gravy that includes jaggery, fennel, and chili paste. Varanasi is also known for its street food and chaat vendors. Aloo chaat is very common. Varanasi Paan is famous all over [...]

Ghats and the River Ganges

The River Ganga is a sacred river for the Hindus and you will see traditional rituals and bathing occurring at all times of the day. On the Eastern banks, the River Ganga is flanked by a 300m wide sand belt, beyond which lies a green belt, a protected area reserved for turtle breeding. The western crescent-shaped bank of the River Ganga is flanked by a continuous stretch of 84 ghats, or series of steps leading down to the river, stretching [...]

Banarasi sari

The saris are among the finest saris in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The saris are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design, and, because of these engravings, are relatively heavy. Their special characteristics are Mughal inspired designs such as intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, a string of upright leaves called jhallar at the outer, edge of border is a [...]