Panchkroshi Yatra does a circumferential pilgrimage around the entirety of the city of Banaras. The voyage is just as well-known a tale as any other that the lovely Kaashi has seen. Hence the saying Originally, the trek took up to 84 Krosha, but it can now be completed in 25 Krosha (about 75 kilometres), with 5 separate halt points that are all temples.
Even Lord Rama, according to mythology, has participated in this journey twice. First, he set out to save his father, King Dashrath, from Shravan Kumar’s curse alongside all of his brothers and Goddess Sita. And once more, he struggled to free himself from the penalty for killing a Brahmana (Ravana). Even the Mahabharata’s Pandavas, who travelled with their wife Draupadi, are thought to have succeeded.
Arrival at the railway station or airport in Varanasi, hotel check-in, and in the afternoon cover the important temples of the city. A Hindu temple in Banaras Hindu University by the names of New Kashi Vishwanath Temple (BHU), Birla Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Mandir.
Experience the Ganga Aarti in the evening. It alludes to the hymns recited to honour the deity while presenting the lamps. Indian Hindus consider the Ganges to be a goddess. At Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, Aarti is done every evening. Either from a boat or the ghat, we may observe it.
A number of priests execute rituals during this stunning, resonant, and majestic performance, which features very precise dancing and the sounds of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. Boating is permitted on the Ganga River. Stay the night in Varanasi.
Visit the Old Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the Annapurna Temple, the Vishalakshi Temple, and the Kal Bhairav Temple at 5:30 in the morning. Then, head back to the hotel for breakfast before starting the Panchkoshi Yatra Varanasi.
This little water tank is located not far from the well-known Manikarnika Ghat. The Manikarnika Kund is used by the worshipers for bathing. They then do a Sankalp for the yatra while holding some water in their hands.
Following the Sankalp, worshippers board a boat and travel to Assi ghat, Varanasi’s southernmost Ganga ghat. The yatra’s starting point is here. After this, the 50-mile (or roughly 80-kilometre) path has five Padavs or pauses. An old path for pilgrims is the Panch Kroshi road.
There are boards that direct you along the way and tell you where the padavs, or stops, are.
For a total of 8 Kos, travel to the Kardameshwar Mahadev Temple through Kardameshwarto Bhim Chandi (5 Kos). Travel from Bhim Chandi to Rameshwar after visiting the Chandikeshwar Mahadev Temple. Total: 15 Kos plus 7 Kos.
Rameshwar Temple, Rameshwar-Shivpur, Tulja Bhawai 4 Kos; 19 Kos in total Pancho Pandava, Shivpurto Kapildhara, and Draupadi Kund 22 kos in total, 3 kos Go to the Mahadev Temple.
Jaun Ganesh Temple is the last destination before you board a boat to return to the Ganga. Near the confluence of the Ganga and Varna is a little Ganesh shrine with a beautiful Ganesh statue. Kapildhara to Manikarnika 1 Kos equals 3.2 kilometres multiplied by 25 kilometres equals 80 kilometres.
Check out of the accommodation after breakfast and visit Ramnagar Fort and Sarnath, the city where the Lord Buddha arrived to deliver his first sermon following his enlightenment at Bodhgaya.
The major temple, the Chaukhandi Stupa, the Dhamekh Stupa, the Dharmarajika Stupa, and many monasteries are all located there, along with the most beautiful ruins.
You may also purchase at the Varanasi Silk Market. Drop off in the evening at the Varanasi Airport or Train Station for your departure.
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