What are the cultural activity in varanasi, lets have a look. There are many things which are called amazing like…Oldest inhabited city on earth; The spiritual capital of India; The holy city of India;The city of Lights; The city of learning…but the most incredible thing is its culture. when you are in varanasi automatically you will be imbibed by the local culture and the second thing is the time spent on ghats specially in the early morning.
1. Hindu Puja
- Puja at home
Special Puja is performed by following all the vedic rituals by Purohits or Pandits. During special occasions and festivals, people opt for special Puja and it is preferred to go for Purohit/Pandits. In the Hindu Culture, daily puja is considered as the simplest way to convey our ode to the supreme almighty for bestowing us with this life and fulfilling all our wishes based on our Karmas.
- Puja at temples
Varanasi is also famous for housing numerous temples. Several temples in Varanasi have great religious and historical importance in Hinduism. There are many temples, erected at different times throughout the history of Varanasi. Some of popular temples in varanasi are Durga Temple, kashi vishwanath Temple, Kaal Bhairav Mandir, Sankat Mochan Temple.
Puja – Ceremony at the River in Varanasi
Ganga Aarti in Varanasi is a spectacle to behold. An hour of display of religious rituals worshipping Ganga is not to be missed activity in Varanasi.
2. Meet Aghories
Aghoris are devotees of Shiva manifested as Bhairava, are monists who seek moksha from the cycle of reincarnation.
Many Aghori gurus command great reverence from rural populations as they are supposed to possess healing powers gained through their intensely eremitic rites and practices of renunciation and tápasya.
3. Ganga Aarti
Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Gange aarti is the magnificent event during evening in the Varanasi that one must not miss to see it. It makes us to experience the great feelings while Gange aarti become in process. This beautiful ritual makes every moment of the evening period special and fills with the spiritual thoughts.
4. Bath in Ganga
Bathing at various Ganga Ghats in Varanasi/ Banaras is considered very sacred in Hindu religion. One should not miss opportunity to bath in river ganga in varanasi.
5. Learn Indian kitchen
These days, more and more tourists are taking cooking classes in India and learning about Indian cuisine. The traditional food of India has been widely appreciated for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. Indian cuisine is known for its large assortment of dishes. Indian cuisine reflects an 8,000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting with the subcontinent, leading to diversity of flavours and regional cuisines found in modern-day India.
6. Mehandi Art
Mehndi or “Mehendi” is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Indian Mehndi Designs are beautiful, elaborative, stark and attention grabbing. The artwork is truly unique.
7. Indian Wedding
There are many wedding planner who helps tourists planning their Wedding in Varanasi. Weddings are like festive occasions in India, and in most cases celebrated with extensive decorations, colors, music, dance, costumes and rituals that depend on the religion of the bride and the groom, as well as their preferences.
The Hindu Wedding ceremonies are very colourful, and celebrations may extend for several days.