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Festivals in Varanasi

Because Banaras is a city of seven wars and a new festival, and when the matter is related to Kashi Vishwanath, then that happiness, euphoria, gaiety increases manifold.

  • Dev Diwali
  • Ganga Mahotsav
  • Ganga Aarti
  • Holi
  • Shivratri
  • Nag Nathaiya

Varanasi, the holy city of India, sits beside the River Ganga and is the perfect setting to celebrate Holi. The festival is attended by numerous Indians and foreigners who come here to get lost in the colorful fanfare.

Holi festival is deeply attached to Indian culture. There is a variety of Holi celebrations. Holi celebration in India depends on the local culture and traditions. There are popular places for Holi Celebration in their own way. Latthmar Holi, Varsana Ki Holi, Masan Ki Holi, are some of the popular holi celebration spots in India.


People play Holi before the Holi festival at Mahashamsan with ashes of cremated bodies. It is an ancient ritual. When lord shiva play Holi with his devotees at Mahashamshan


Dev Diwali in Varanasi

Dev Diwali is one of the famous festivals of Varanasi. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of Diwali by lighting hundreds of kerosene lamps around their homes. The river Ghats is decorated with lamps and people will float on the banks of the river.

It is definitely an artificial beauty, but with dusk, when all the ghats will be illuminated by the light of the lamp, at that time the beauty of the ghats will "work like four moons" or rather "gold on gold".

The famous deity here is of Deepawali lamps, which give beauty to the holy banks of Kashi and Maa Ganga. In the evening, when lamps are lit at all the ghats and the cooperation of all classes is received in Kashi, there is the participation of all Kashi residents. Then the view of these ghats becomes very picturesque.


Rangbhari Ekadashi in Varanasi

Rangbhari Ekadashi is one of the main festivals of Banaras, and if you want to see its splendor, elegance, chic, and then you must visit Kashi Vishwanath once on this day!

Holi celebrations begin with a colorful Ekadashi in Kashi, the beloved city of Lord Shiva. Some communities of Hindus started celebrating Holi from Rangbhari Ekadashi. Rangavari is the lineage of Lord Brahma, who can wash away human sins from the soul.

As per the legend, after killing King Ravana, Lord Rama worshiped Rangvari to wash away his sins.


Holi Celebration in Varanasi(Masan Ki Holi)

Only in Banaras in the world play Holi of pyre ash, from the ghat to the streets, the color of the hustle and bustle is unique.


Masan Ki Holi

Masan Ki Holi

The talk of Holi of Kashi, the city of Shiva, is unique. The Holi of Kashi, the city of Mahadev, is similar to that of Shiva. The Holi of Banaras is also obstinate according to the mood of Banaras. The only city in the world where apart from Abir, Gulal, there is a Holi of pyre in the blazing pyres and is popularly known as "Masan Ki Holi". From the ghat to the streets, the hue and cry of Holi are unique.


Where will such a scene be seen that the ganas of Lord Shiva get satisfied by playing Holi with their hearts filled with ashes of pyre ashes. In the Holi of Kashi, both raga and disillusionment are seen.


Bhootbhavan himself comes to play Holi with his Ganas at Manikarnika, the Maha crematorium. He further says that Lakhi Sundar Faguni Chhata Ke, Mann Se Rang-Gulal Hat Ke Chita Bhasma Bhar Jhori. Digambar Khele Masane Mein Hori.

What makes the Varanasi celebrations even more special is the fact that everyone is friends with everyone else on this holy festival, and by the afternoon you can see all of them sitting by the ghats and eating Gujhiya (a traditional sweet prepared on Holi) together. Every year thousands of foreigners come down to this city to be active participants in this madness.

People drink what is known as Thandai, infused with marijuana, milk, and dry fruits. In Varanasi, you can in fact buy it from Vishwanath Thandai Ghar, where they even have bhang Ladoos.

The city of Varanasi is known for its age-old temples, and you might want to visit some of them on the auspicious occasion. Holi celebration in Varanasi is not totally complete if you do not visit one of these temples.

This is the holy Ganges. Holi is played on the hundreds of ghats by the Ganga every year and is quite a sight. There is no dearth of water and the festive spirit is in the air along with the colors.

Shivaratri Celebration in Varanasi

Kashi is the city of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Shivratri is the day of Lord Shiva. Thus the Kashi celebrate Shivratri is lots of joy and excitement. You can see a glimpse of the Marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati on this day. People gather across the bank of the Ganga river and celebrate this festival with ancient rituals. Baba Vishvanath Temple also decoraated on the day of Shivaratri festival.

The natural beauty that Kashi enjoys is not seen in any corner of the world. Tourism will get a boost if its marketing and display are done properly at the world level. With Kashi, the country, the state, and Kashi will become stronger economically as well as the glorious history of Kashi will reach the world level.

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