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Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir
Also known as the Golden Temple, it is dedicated to Lord shiva, the presiding
deity of the city. Varanasi is Said to be the point at which the first jyotirlinga,
the fiery pillar of light by which shiva manifested has supremacy over others
gods, broke through the Earth's crust and flared towards the heavens. More
than the Gaths and even the Ganga, the Shivalinga installed in the temple
remains the devotional focus of Varanasi.
Central Institute Of Higher Tibetan Studies
The only institute of its kind in the world, imprating education in the
Tibetan language, it was Est. by the Dalai Lama in 1971. Presently located
at Sarnath, the institute has a rare collection of Buddhist texts, Tibetan
manuscripts and other journals.
Barat Kala Bhawan, B.H.U
Started in 1950 as a university museum, Bharat Kala Bhawan in famous for
its unique collection of miniature paintings. It has a rich collection of
Rajasthani paintings, Pichhawai's, pahari painting, Nepalese & Tibetan
Thankas, Company paintings as well as paintings of contemporary artists,
illustrated Mrigavati, Kalpa Sutra, Chora-Panchasika, Laura-Chanda, Shah-nama
and some pages of Humza-nama Are the proud possessions of this museum.
Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum, Ramnager
Ramnager fort was originally built by Maharaja Balwant Singh (1740-70 AD.)
The Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum is housed in the Ramnager fort itself. The
museum collection mainly Comprises of textiles, pieces of decorative arts,
arms & armours, utilitarian objects, means of transport-old bagghis,
palkis & haudasivories, furniture & manuscripts.
Banaras Hindu University
The Banaras Hindu University was established in 1916 by special efforts
of Nationalist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Today it has grown into one of
the biggest universities of India.
Kashi Vidya Peeth
The Kashi Vidyapeeth was set up in 1920 by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta to provide
alternate education arrangement discarding that of the British. It soon
became a centre of natoinal education with Hindi as the medium of instruction.
Acharya Narendradev, Babu Sampurnanand, Babu Sriprakash & many more
Luminaries of the time have been associated with this institute.
Museums & Arts Galleries
Archaeological musuem Sarnath open 09:30 am.- 5 pm. Friday clossed. Ramnager
fort musuem, open 10 am.-5 pm. Clossed on Friday. Bharat Kala Bhawan B.H.U.
open 10:30 am.- 4 pm. Clossed on Sundays & university holidays. Archaeological
musuem, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University open 10 am. - 5 pm. Clossed on
Sunday & university holidays.
River Front (Ghats)
The spectacular 4 km sweep of the Ghats is unique sight, best viewed at
dawn, in that "soft first light" when the river and Ghats have
a timeless appeal. Life is almost panoramic detail unfolds here from dawn
to dusk as a steady stream of devotees-swelling to thousands on auspicious
days -perform rituals by the Ganga. The Ghats are best approached by Dashashwamedha
ghat, where boats are available on hire.