Someone forwarded me this video over the weekend. I sat and watched the whole video. It is such a well-created documentary that every Hindu should watch and know the glory of Varanasi. Not just for Kasi, for any kshetram, one should understand the importance of the place to enjoy the beauty of it. Based on the explanation given, what a meticulous and divine planning had taken place when this city is formed. Like he says, Kasi existed even before Greece or Rome existed – when someone talks about history, this is history – we are not talking about 2000+ year old history. We are talking about history that can’t even be defined by time and space. As per him, the oldest iconography of Lord shiva is dated back 12000 years back. Isn’t it amazing! Hats-off to the producer/director for bringing lot of visual demonstration of facts to make it easier to understand.
I wish I did my homework before going there. Maybe it is time for me to go there again!
Don’t miss! There are lots of important details in the video on the design of the city, the kind of parikrama one could do there etc.
P.S – if you don’t like him, don’t watch. I love Kasi. It is important to know about this place. I am thinking there are many folks like me here in the blog. Mahaperiyava never advocated hatred towards anyone. I am not his follower/subscriber to his videos etc. At the same time, I have nothing against him too. I don’t know much about him too. There are so many swamijis in India – to me, he is one among them. I suggest not wasting your and my time in writing comments against this post. thanks in advance.