Nearly all pious Indians dream of making the pilgrimage to Kasi, known as the Kasi Yatra, no less than once in their life span. Kasi, Benares, Varanasi – regardless of what name you call it by – is one of the oldest and the holiest cities as well as one of the most respected in India with the Ganges flowing all the way through it. This is where sacraments are completed for the propitiation of deceased souls. Conventionally, rituals for one’s forefathers are carried out at all riverbanks, since rivers are measured as principally sanctified. Amongst them Ganges is the most honored, and thus recital of these rituals on the banks of the Ganges at Kasi takes on a wholly new importance.
The Kasi Yatra also refers to a different pilgrimage – an entirely spiritual one, linking two sanctified places, together ancient, mutually abodes of Siva, and measured to be among the most important of the Jyotirlingas – Lord Viswanath at Kasi and Lord Rameswar at Rameswaram.
The main reason of a Kasi Yatra (or Kasi Parikrama) is to execute Vedic rites for the ancestors because Kasi or Varanasi/Benaras is the core of Hindu religion, many yatras or parikramas take place here throughout the year. For many Hindus, the Kasi Yatra /Tour is one of the main sanctified rituals of Hindu religion and is considered to help in washing away one’s sins and help in salvation. It is also a way to conciliate and pay respect to ancestors so that they will continue to shower their blessings to the living. Going away to different temples in Kasi and other places is only secondary or subsidiary. The sacrament section of the tour does not involve one to go to the temple of even Kasi Viswanath.
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