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Kashi is also known as Varanasi the final pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Kashi is the oldest living city in the world. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Kashi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Ganges in Kashi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals. Since Kashi or Varanasi is the center of Hindu religion, many Yatras or Parikramas take place during different parts of the year. For many Hindus, Kashi Yatra is one of the sacred rituals of Hindu religion and is thought to help in salvation. Here is a compilation of Kashi Yatras. Kashi has been a symbol of Hindu rebirth. Knowledge, philosophy, culture, devotion to Gods, Indian arts and crafts have all flourished here for centuries. Also a pilgrimage place for Jains, Kashi is believed to be the birthplace of Parsvanath, the twenty-third Tirthankar.Kashi is also famous for its trade and commerce, especially for the finest silks and gold and silver brocades, since the early days.
Kashi has also been a great center of learning for ages. Kashi is associated with promotion of spiritualism, mysticism, Sanskrit, yoga and Hindi language and honored authors such as the ever-famous novelist Prem Chand and Tulsi Das, the famous saint-poet who wrote Ram Charit Manas. Kashi has provided the right platform for all cultural activities to flourish. Many exponents of dance and music have come from Varanasi. Ravi Shankar, the internationally renowned Sitar maestro and Ustad Bismillah Khan, (the famous Shehnai player) are all sons of the blessed city or have lived here for major part of their lives. On a Kashi yatra, you can feel the rays of dawn shimmering across the Holy Ganges and the stepped banks of Ganges river. The revered shrines found on the banks get banked in a golden hue with soul stirring hymns and mantras that pierce the morning calm. You are sure to feel your heart pulsating with the fragrance incense filling the air during your Kashi yatra.To many, a Kashi yatra is considered to be a journey to the earthly abode of lord Shiva where salvation of the soul is attained. With a Kashi yatra, you get to visit one of the oldest living cities existing in the world today that is glorified by myth and legend, and sanctified by religion. This is the place where Adi Shankaracharya taught, the Gahadavala dynasty thrived till the 12th century and the place where Hiuen Tsang traveled.
And this is the place many people travel through a Kashi yatra.
* Panchkrosi Parikarma
* Jal Tirth Yatra
* 1st Tirth Yatra 2nd Tirth Yatra
* 3rd Tirth Yatra 4th Tirth Yatra
* 5th Tirth Yatra 6th Tirth Yatra
* Shivayatan Yatra
* 1st Shivayatan Yatra 2nd Shivayatan Yatra
* 3rd Shivayatan Yatra 4th Shivayatan Yatra
* 5th Shivayatan Yatra 6th Shivayatan Yatra
* 8th Shivayatan Yatra 11th Shivayatan Yatra
* 14th Shivayatan Yatra
* Anta Grihi Yatra
* Vishweshwar Yatra Kedareshwar Yatra
* Omkareshwar Yatra 12th Jyotirlinga Yatra
Kashi Yatra or Kashi Parikrama is one of the sacred rituals performed by the Hindus in Varanasi or Kashi.