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10 facts about the terrifying and mystical Aghori sadhus of India.

Aghori is a peculiar clan of sadhus or ascetics of India. It is said that Aghora is more than 1000 years old, the first Aghora was Sage Keenaram.
#Aghori #Thread
They stop at the city of #Varanasi (Banaras) on the banks of the river Ganges, where the most revered temple of Kashi Vishwanath stands proudly. Aghori are devotees of Shiva, manifested as Bhairava, who seek salvation from the cycle of rebirth.
This freedom is the realization of one's identity with the Absolute.

(1) Impurity is the way to Nirvana:

For #DhuniwaleBhaba (as the locals call him) swears in a completely profane manner for virtually no reason.
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PM @narendramodi to visit #Varanasi on 24 March.
He will:
* Address One World TB Summit;
*Launch TB-Mukt Panchayat initiative; rollout a shorter TB Preventive Treatment model;
*Dedicate and lay foundation stone of various development projects worth more than Rs 1780 crore.
PM Modi will address the One World TB Summit at Rudrakash Convention Centre, #Varanasi, at 10:30 am, 24 March — World Tuberculosis Day.
The summit is being organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Stop TB Partnership. Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership.
PM Modi will launch various initiatives, including TB-Mukt Panchayat initiative and official pan-India rollout of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT).
PM will award select States/UTs and Districts for their progress towards eradication of TB.
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महादेव की काशी के मनोहर घाट🔱
1. दशाश्वमेध घाट
2. जैन घाट
3. चौसट्टी घाट, ओमकार घाट
#Kashi #UttarPradesh
4. मुंशी घाट
5. राजा घाट
6. दरभंगा घाट
7. निषादराज घाट
#Banaras #UPTourism
8. मणिकर्णिका घाट
9. अस्सी घाट
#Varanasi #upnahidekhatohindianahidekha
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#Varanasi the #Marathi footprint - The thread shares some info about the history & contribution of Marathi people to Kashi. The Maratha Empire's aim over generations was to liberate Kashi however it could not fructify for various reasons at different ties. #Kashi #मराठी
Sant Eknath (1533-1599) believed to have written the Bhagwat in front of 'Sakshi' Gopal murti, presently at the Tailangswami Mutth. Eknath Maharaj is believed to have stayed at the Panchaganga Ghat for about two years.
Many Marathi families have made Varanasi their home over a few centuries. Some families believe that their forefathers arrived when Shivaji Maharaj's helped to resurrect the Bindu Madhav Temple destroyed by Aurangzeb. Since mid 1800s the Pant Pratinidhi have supported the temple.
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Mandirs Were Broken Inside Kashi Kshetra. Vigrahas & 1000s Year Old Tree AlshayaVat Was Pulled Out & Thrown. The Ghats Beautified To Make Them TouristsPlace.

Now When #KASHI #Varanasi Is Developed For RahuG's Bangkok Typo Visit, People Are Complaining : @PMOIndia @narendramodi
Business Is What My Idea Is, I Am So Happy That My Varanasi Beat Tirupati & JagannathPuri In Highest Pilgrims Visitors Count :@PMOIndia @narendramodi

Great, 28% GST Entertainment Tax The Govt Is Getting Due To PM Initiating The Development : Qawwals Of @narendramodi_in Reacted.
This Was Planned To Pull More Tourists To Varanasi. We Beat Tirupati & JagannathPuri : @PMOIndia @narendramodi

More Tourists, More Earnings For Varanasi People : Qawwals Of Modi
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Just In: Allahabad High Court comes down heavily on ASI Director General for failing to file his personal affidavit in Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute case(s)
#kashivishwanath #allahabadhighcourt #Gyanvapi
Giving a last chance to ASI DG, Justice Prakash Padia said that if he is unable or not willing to file the reply as sought by the court, the matter can be heard without it or some other official who has surveyed/inspected the disputed site will file the reply.
The counsel for ASI DG today informed the court that the officer is still unwell and therefore sought four weeks' more time for filing the personal affidavit. The court orally observed that if the officer remains unavailable, how many more adjournments can be granted?
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हिंदुहृदयसम्राट @narendramodi - मंदिर जीर्णोद्धार:

🛕#Kedarnath (केदारनाथ) "केदारनाथ धाम"
🛕#Varanasi (वाराणसी) "काशी विश्वनाथ"
🛕#Puri (पुरी) "पुरी जगन्नाथ धाम"
🛕#Somnath (सोमनाथ) "सोमनाथ"
🛕#Dakshineshwar (दक्षिणेश्वर) "काली मंदिर"
🛕#Kamakhya (कामाख्या) "कामाख्या देवी"
🛕#Ayodhya (अयोध्या) "राम मंदिर"
🛕 #Ambaji (अंबा जी) "अंबाजी मंदिर"
🛕 #Pavagadh (पावागढ़) "कालिका माता"
🛕 #Vrindavan (वृंदावन) "बांके बिहारी"
🛕 #Madurai (मदुरै) "मीनाक्षी अम्मा मंदिर"
🛕 #Deoghar (देवगढ़) "बैजनाथ मंदिर"
🛕 #Pune (पुणे) "संत तुकाराम मंदिर"
🛕 #ChamundiHills (चामुंडी) "चामुंडेश्वरी"
🛕 #Kaladi (कलाड़ी) "आदि शंकरा मंदिर"
🛕 #Modhera (मोधेरा) "सूर्य मंदिर"
🛕 #Ujjain (उज्जैन) "महाकालेश्वर मंदिर"
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Varanasi District Judge to deliver judgment today on whether the court should continue hearing a case filed by five Hindu women seeking the right to worship inside #Gyanvapi mosque, located next to #KashiVishwanath temple or the case fails as per Muslim party's argument
Order is expected to be pronounced at 2pm.
#GyanvapiCase #Gyanvapi #KashiVishwanath
#GyanvapiCase Rekha Singh and four others claim to be devotees of Lord Shiva and seek rights to pray inside Gyanvapi masjid

[Watch] Who is Rekha Singh? Why did she decide to fight for her worship rights inside #GyanvapiMosque

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I am waiting for a day, when BANARSIS are forced to pay tax for watching Ganga Aarti too.

With AURANGZEB @narendramodi as @PMOIndia & MP of Varanasi, how can a hindu be a hindu untill he/she is fleeced JIJIYA.
#Varanasi #Benaras
After VISHWAGURU JI DECLARED OPEN the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor,

This is the गति or दुर्गति of the old ghats. Demolishing the HERITAGE BUILDINGS in the name of MODERNISATION.

"मुझे मां गंगा ने बुलाया है" - सही है, बर्बाद करने के लिए
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شہر وارانسی__تاریخ سےچند اوراق
اترپردیش (انڈیا)___1100قبل مسیح
شہروارانسی__جنوبی ھندوستان کی ریاست اترپردیش میں واقع ہندؤوں کامقدس ترین شہر بلکہ روحانی دارالخلافہ (Spiritual Capital)
شہر وارانسی__کی وجہ تسمیہ یہ کہ شہرکی سرحدیں دوندیوں (ورونہ اور آسی) ImageImage
سے ملتی ہیں جو گنگا میں بہتی ہیں۔ شہر کا نام انہی دو دریاؤں کیوجہ سے ھے۔
شہروارانسی__شیو دیوتا کا مسکن جو ہندؤ مت میں الہی کا سب سے اہم مظہر ھے۔
 شہروارانسی__ دریائے گنگا کے کنارے آباد وہ دریا جو ہندومت کے مقدس ترین دریاؤں میں سے ایک ھے۔
2,500سال سےزیادہ عرصےسےھندو یاتریوں نےگنگا
گنگا میں نہانے کے لیے وارانسی کی طرف اڑان بھری ھے کیونکہ مقدس دریا میں غسل کو پاک کرنے والا سمجھا جاتا ھے۔
شہر وارانسی__میں جو بھی مرتا ھے وہ مبارک گنا جاتا ھے۔
شہروارانسی__کنارے شمشان گھاٹ ھونے کے باعث یہ شہر بحری قزاقوں کیلئے زریعہ آمدنی بھی کہلایا۔
گویا وارانسی شہر کی روح گنگا
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Rang Tarang | As part of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav & on the occasion of #worldmusicday2022 @sangeetnatak has organised #Jyotirgamaya- festival to showcase the talent of rare musical instruments from across the country


@MinOfCultureGoI @AmritMahotsav
@sangeetnatak @MinOfCultureGoI @AmritMahotsav #Jyotirgamaya- festival to showcase the talent of rare musical instruments from across the country

"Rudra veena- the Veena of Shiva" - It is one of the major types of veena played in Indian classical music

@sangeetnatak @MinOfCultureGoI @AmritMahotsav #Jyotirgamaya- festival to showcase the talent of rare musical instruments from across the country

"Tabla"- Principal Percussion instrument in Hindustani classical music.

#RangTarang #Tabla
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Gyanvapi dispute | #VaranasiCourt to resume hearing on the plea challenging maintainability of the suit filed by 5 Hindu women devotees for performance of all rituals of Hindu deities within the Gynavapi complex.
#GyanvapiHearing #Gyanvapi
The hearing is to take place before District and Sessions Judge Dr. AK Vishvesha. Counsel for Muslim parties is likely to continue his arguments.
#GyanvapiHearing #Gyanvapi
Parties to the case and respective counsel have reached the courtroom, however, Judge Dr. AK Vishvesha is yet to arrive.
Media entry is barred inside the courtroom as was on earlier dates of hearings too.
#GyanvapiHearing #Gyanvapi
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[Day 3] District Judge Varanasi to resume hearing the application by the Muslim party challenging the maintainability of the suit filed by Hindus seeking worship rights inside #GyanvapiMosque as "barred by Places of Worship Act 1991"
#Varanasi #KashiVishwanathTemple
With half an hour to go for the hearing before District Judge Varanasi to resume, security has been beefed up #GyanvapiMosque
Amid loud chants of "Har Har Mahadev", Advocate Hari Shankar Jain for the Hindu party enters the courtroom of District Judge, Varanasi

Adv Ranjana Agnihotri denied entry inside courtroom

#GyanvapiMosque #KashiVishwanathTemple
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Varanasi Fast-track court of civil judge (Senior Division) Mahendra Kumar Pandey to hear a fresh suit by Lord Aadi Vishweshar Viraajman through next friend Kiran Singh seeking removal of #GyanvapiMosque from its existing place

#KashiVishwanathTemple #Gyanvapi
Scenes outside the Fast track court. Police security has been beefed up. #Gyanvapi #KashiVishwanathTemple
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#Varanasi District Court to shortly deliver order on whether the Order 7 Rule 11 application by the Muslim side seeking to reject the civil suit of the Hindu side seeking claim on #GyanvapiMosque be heard first or the commisioner survey report will also be taken along with it
The Hindu side had urged the District Judge AK Vishvesha to grant them access to the CD, Photographs and other contents of the Advocate Commissioner survey report of #GyanvapiMosque

Muslim side submitted the maintainability application be heard first #KashiVishwanathTemple
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Why is #Kashi so significant to Hindus? Part -1 #Thread

Varanasi does not receive much attention in Vedic literature, but its glory is strongly eulogized in puranic literature and treatises.
Kashi (The "Luminous"), Avimukta (The "Never-Forsaken" of Shiva, the patron deity), Anandavana (The "Forest of Bliss"), and Rudravasa (The "Dwelling site of Shiva") have all been used to describe the concept of image.
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District and Sessions Judge of #Varanasi, Dr AK Vishvesha will shortly begin hearing the civil suit by Hindu parties seeking worshipping rights inside #Gyanvapimosque. The court will decide the application for maintainability of suit filed by Muslim side first
The corridors leading to the courtroom of District Judge Vishvesha abuzz with Gyanvapi case conversations #GyanvapiMosque #Varanasi
The #GyanvapiMosqueCase will be heard post 2 pm. Parties seen thronging the courtroom. Media access is barred so far
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A Small story about Kashi city: - #Thread

Kashi is the spiritual name for #Varanasi, the pious city. Its name means "#CityofLight" r "Shining city" in Sanskrit and originates from the word #Prakasa, which means "#Light"

#GyanvapiTruthNow ImageImage
According to legend, as Shiva was ready to arrive in Kashi, King Divodasa forbade him from entering the city because he knew if Shiva was present, he would no longer be the exclusive focus of attention. Image
"A monarch can only control the city if everyone looks up to him," he explained. Shiva should not appear if you want me to dominate the city. I'll leave if he comes." Image
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SC shifts #Gyanvapi case from the civil judge court to the higher District Judge Court of #Varanasi. Says the complexities of the case require a "senior and experienced official", reports @kdrajagopal
SC directs #Varanasi District Judge to decide mosque caretaker's plea under Order 7 Rule 11 CPC (asking the Hindu women who have filed the suit to show a cause of action or legal injury) to be decided on priority.
Meanwhile the SC's May 17 order securing the area of the reported 'Shivling' and giving Muslims access to offer namaaz in the mosque to remain operational.
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Destruction of the Bindu Madhav temple in Varanasi by Aurangzeb
#BinduMadhav #Varanasi
@ShefVaidya @Sanjay_Dixit @JaipurDialogues

This is an original Akhbar of Aurangzeb's court dated Julus 26 Ramzan 20

Persian Text -

"ब-मुजीब निविश्ता रफीउलअमीन दिवान बनारस ब-अर्ज रसीद की..
बुतखाना बिंदुमाधव मिस्मार नमूदा दर बाब अहदास्त नमूदन मस्जिद हर चे अम्र शवद. हुक्म शूद के तय्यार नूमायद
Rafi-ul-amin the Diwan of Banaras wrote that the temple of Bindu Madhav has been demolished. I am awaiting your (Aurangzeb's) orders on the construction of a Mosque in that place. The Emperor ordered, "Go ahead and build a Mosque."
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Supreme Court begins hearing plea against verdict on video survey

#GyanvapiCase live:

#GyanvapiMosque #GyanvapiSurvey
#SupremeCourt #Varanasi…
Supreme Court starts hearing the plea of Anjuman Intezamia Masjid, challenging the order of Varanasi court which ordered a videographic survey of the #GyanvapiMosque complex, which is adjacent to the famous #KashiVishwanathTemple in Varanasi.

Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for #AnjumanIntezamiaMasjid Committee, starts arguments - says that the prayers filed by the #Hindu side in the #VaranasiCourt categorically speak about changing the character of the structure, which is a #mosque.
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All India Muslim Personal Law Board calls an urgent meeting of its executive committee. Issues, including #GyanvapiMasjid, #TipuSultan Masjid and others will be discussed and the board will decide its future course of action. (ANI)

#Gyanvapi hearing: While the #Hindu side has sought 2 more days to file a survey report; the #Muslim side has opposed the sealing order.

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🚨Allahabad High Court to hear Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute case(s) at 2pm.
#KashiVishwanath #mosque #temple #Varanasi #KashiVishwanathTemple
The matter is being heard before the bench of Justice Prakash Padia.
On the last date of hearing, Adv. VS Rastogi had argued that the Sunni Waqf Board had illegally and arbitrarily registered temple's property as Waqf's.
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The high court is hearing a batch of petitions having the plea moved by the Anjuman Intazamia Masazid, Varanasi last year seeking a stay on the proceedings before the Varanasi court as the leading petition.
#KashiVishwanathTemple #GyanvapiSurvey #GyanvapiMosque #KashiVishwanath
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James Prinsep (1799 – 1840) was an English scholar, orientalist and antiquary. He was the founding editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and is best remembered for deciphering the Kharosthi and Brahmi scripts of ancient India. 1 Image
He studied, documented and illustrated many aspects of numismatics, metallurgy, meteorology apart from pursuing his career in India as an assay master at the mint in Benares. He painted many drawings & paintings of Kashi / Varanasi during his 10 years (1820-1830) stay in Kashi. 2 Image
Plan of the Ancient Temple of Vishveshwar.
The dotted line shows the portion of temple occupied by the present Masjid.This plan of Adi Vishweshwar temple of Kashi was drawn by James Prinsep about 200 years ago.Plate 12 from second part of James Prinsep's 'Benares Illustrated'. Image
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