Varanasi’s ancient temples and ghats draw millions of Hindu pilgrims annually. Additionally, this holy city hosts some of India’s leading scholars and intellectuals.
This Rs 645 crore ropeway project aims to link Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dashashwamedh Ghat with Kashi Railway Station; however, rail users claim that this proposal has been disregarded.
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Varanasi (formerly Banaras) attracts millions of pilgrims every year to its ancient ghats, drawing millions into its fold with each passing year. While its culture remains strongly Hindu-rooted, its evolution has also been affected by Indian history as well as Islamic influence.
At six in the morning, old Varanasi’s alleyways sparkle with last night’s rain, with men jostling women for space while fat bullocks amble along. Tourists in vibrant harem pants mingle freely with locals while making small talk.
Varanasi, known as one of the holiest cities in Hinduism, has long been considered an epicenter for learning and innovation. For centuries it served as a seat of knowledge; producing some notable musicians, poets, philosophers and writers such as Kabir, Munshi Premchand and Jaishankar Prasad. Home of Banaras Hindu University with its unique classical Hindustani music style and its lively culture make Varanasi an attractive travel destination both within India and overseas.
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On his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a river cruise and inaugurated Tent City project. Additionally, he addressed ‘One World TB Summit’ held there.
The Allahabad High Court has decided that the suit filed by Hindu women seeking permission to worship Shirngar Gauri at Gyanvapi Mosque can proceed, meaning it can be heard before Varanasi district court.
French tourist has been inspired by Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Clear Ganga’ campaign and is spreading it throughout rural India. He urges residents to keep the holy Ganga clean. He was particularly taken aback at how clean Varanasi river is.
Varanasi Politics News
Varanasi has long been seen as an important Lok Sabha seat and stronghold of the BJP since 2014. Both Amit Shah, national president, and Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh have visited Varanasi.
On his visit to Temple Town, PM Modi launched several projects including a midday meal kitchen at LT College that can serve over one lakh students as well as laid the foundation stone of a ropeway project between Godowlia and Dashashwamedh Ghat.
He applauded Varanasi citizens for successfully creating an amalgam of old and new in their city, disproving critics who believed this ancient city wouldn’t change over time. According to him, India now enjoys unprecedented levels of development that were unimaginable only years ago.
Congress leader Ajay Rai, who is running for this seat, recently criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not doing enough to promote development in temple city. According to Rai, Modi had only paid lip service towards people’s progress here.
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh’s spiritual city, has maintained second position on Uttar Pradesh’s health ranking dashboard this month due to improvements made in medical and health services by district hospital, community health centers and Ayushman Bharat health and wellness centres, according to its Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
Varanasi’s two major graveyards are filled with people who died from COVID-19 symptoms but were unable to reach a hospital for testing, according to social worker Jalaluddin Ansari. According to him, the true number of COVID-19 deaths likely far surpasses official estimates.
On Tuesday, thousands of devotees flocked to the banks of Ganga river for Ganga Dussehra and to take a holy dip which they believe can wash away all sins.
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Union Minister SP Singh Baghel says the last nine years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership has seen unprecedented development across India. Projects such as Buddha Circuit and Mahakal Train were completed as well as development work done in Varanasi; Baghel also applauded government efforts at improving infrastructure within Varanasi city limits.
As part of their initiative to enhance tourism in Varanasi, Indian Railways have unveiled the world’s longest river cruise: MV Ganga Vilas will traverse 27 rivers and visit 50 tourist spots along its journey – taking river tourism in India one step further.
Lakshmishree Investment will host an impressive event in Varanasi that will feature top speakers and insightful talks. Held at Rudraksha Convention Centre, over 1500 guests are expected to attend. Prakash Gaba, an esteemed CFT technical trader and mentor will be present.
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Varanasi is home to many internationally acclaimed artists and exponents of dance and music who are well known across India and internationally for their works promoting spiritualism, mysticism, Sanskrit and yoga.
The Rs 645 crore ropeway project will connect Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi for the first time ever in India; it is being undertaken jointly by NTPC and state governments.
Akanksha Dubey was an up and coming Bhojpuri actress when she tragically took her life at a hotel in Varanasi while filming an upcoming project. Her death sent shockwaves through the industry.
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