The 5 W’s and 1 H of Loan, Insurance and Investment

What do we mean by Loans, Insurance and Investments?

Loan: A loan is money borrowed by a person, which is later reciprocated to the lender in installments. A lender is engaged to give a loan at a cost or interest provided to the borrower. There are three types of loans: secured loan that makes the borrower pledge an asset in favor of a loan; subsidized loan is a loan that does not gain interest unless the payment is begun; unsubsidized loan is the loan that gains interest on the day of disbursement.

Insurance: A form of risk-management that is equivocated against a loss or risk of contingent. An equal transfer from one entity to the other is made in return to a payment with respect to the loss or risk.

Investment: Investment is institution of money into something with expecting a gain; a security on the principal amount with assured return within the time period.

Who provides us with Loans, Insurance and Investment?

Loan: A financial institution, be it banks or a person, an entity, provides loan with respect to a loan paper that is signed by the borrower. The paper assures that the borrower returns the money within the said time in installments without any delays; further actions are taken accordingly if the amount remains unpaid.

Insurance: An insurance policy, that is the contract paper, is given to the person which details the terms and conditions of the insured amount. The amount is mostly given to the institutions with whom the claimer has signed the insurance policy.

Investments: A third party which is willing to invest in a venture provides the investment money/capital. The financial instrument should insured by pledge of assets from a third party.

Why, When and Where does anyone need Loans, Insurance and Investment?

A person needs a loan mostly when he is unable to manage with the money in hand. Loans tend to lower the burden off the borrower’s shoulder.

Insurance is like a life saving cover for the people. An insurance cover can be taken for a house, car, health, pension etc. It acts as a reimbursement of the money. Insurance involves consolidating funds from insured entities. These entities are entitled to pay for the losses incurred by the people. The severity of the event determines the fee of the risk from which the insured entities are protected. For claiming insurance, a risk has to be classified as insurable risk after it meets certain criteria.

A person makes an Investment in order to secure his future (in terms of house, car etc), build his business, and make profits (mutual funds etc).

How do you make payment for the Loans, Insurance and Investment?

Most of these payments are made through cash, checks or demand drafts in favor of the lender (that can be a person, financial institution etc). Inability to pay back the money within the given period of time can lead to confiscation of the property or other legal actions.

Agra: Paradise of Mughal Architecture

Agra, a district in Western Uttar Pradesh lying besides River Yamuna, is situated between 27.11’ degree North Latitude and 78 to 78.2’ degree East longitude. It is surrounded by Mathura in North, Firozabad in East, Dhaulpur in South and Bharatpur in West.

Historical facts:

Agra is famous for its diverse Mughal architecture. Historically, the modern day Agra was founded by Lodhi Dynasty emperor Sikander Lodhi of the Delhi Sultanate in the 16th century. The Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri were prefabricated by Emperor Akbar, while Emperor Shahjahan laid the apogee of Mughal architecture by raising the Taj Mahal, for his dead wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The city of Agra was enhanced with beautiful gardens in and around the palaces by Emperor Jahangir.

According to the Mahabharata, Agra was known as Agraban. A second century A.D. geographer, Ptolemy, named the city on his map as Agra; he was the first person to call the city Agra. Sources prior to these, refer to Agra as Arya griha or the abode to Aryans.

Tourist Spots:

Taj Mahal: Agra is known for this exquisite piece of marble, Taj Mahal. Tourists from across the globe come to visit this monument of love. Regarded as one of the Eight Wonders of the world, it is a mausoleum that houses the grave of emperor Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Red Fort: Also known as the Agra Fort, Lal Quila and Fort Rouge of Agra, this has been cited as a Word Heritage site by UNESCO. Built out of red sandstone, this fort served as a military point as well as the royal residence for emperor Akbar. A must watch in this fort are: Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Anguri Bagh, Khas Mahal, Mina Masjid, Nagina Masjid, Mussaman Burj.

Fatehpur Sikri: A 16th century fascinating ghost city built by Akbar the great. One of the finest instance representing Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Fatehpur Sikri mosque is said to represent the Mecca masjid mosque in its design. Must watch in this monument are: Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal.

Sikandra: A perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Budhist and Jain themes; it is the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. Situated10 kms away at the western part of the city, the four minarets of this architecture are a striking feature along with the stucco paintings that can be seen at the portico in front of the grave. An ultimate place to visit for environment lovers for peace and serenity. The Char Bagh style of the garden is a must watch.

Imat-Ud-Daula: The tomb of Minister Mir Ghiyas Beg, in the court of Shah Jahan, is ideally the first monument made of marble in India.

Soor Sarovar: A wildlife sanctuary located 17 kms from the city of Agra. A must place for all nature lovers.

Other monuments and places of interest:

Apart from the famous tourist destinations mentioned above, there are several other tourist places to visit in and around Agra. They are: Chausat Khamba, Mariam’s tomb, Chini ka Rauza, Chatri of Raja Jaswant Singh, Dayal Bagh, Mathura, Vrindavan, Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Chambal Safari, and Guru Ka Taal.


Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind

A healthy body breeds a healthy mind. It is your responsibility to keep your body in immaculate condition. Physical fitness and health add further years to your life. Lead a stress free life with an extra step by staying in perfect fitness and in pink of health.

Nowadays, life has become too stressful for everyone. Be it the stress of job, studies, family, relationships etc; to curtail all this, it is very important to give your health and fitness, the priority. Websites and books are thronged by several queries with respect to health and fitness mantras, but not many are true to their words. To keep your health and fitness levels high, no need to take any extra pills as that may lead to some adverse reactions; nor is it necessary to go without food.

If you wish to live a healthy life, follow some basic guidelines:

  • Know your body weight and thus eat accordingly: Every person has a different Body Mass Index (BMI) which determines what one should eat accordingly. A healthy diet comprises of equal amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals, fats and carbohydrates. Milk, eggs, meat, fish, green leafy vegetables, fruits, juices, cereals etc should be a part of your regular diet.
  • Stay active: Being physically active helps you in toning down your body a lot. Regular walks, jog, cycling, skipping, exercising, yoga etc are all some of the daily affairs that one needs to add to their schedule. However, do not go the extra limit to achieve your target. Step by step increase your workout sessions, rather than beginning with a heavy task at one go.
  • Love your body: If you are fat, do not be disappointed to look yourself in the mirror. A negative approach to your body might not help you in curbing your urge to lose weight.
  • Stay positive: Be positive about everything that comes your way. Take criticisms in a sporting manner. Often, criticism by people helps in guiding you to win the battle to stay healthy.
  • Early to bed, Early to rise: Eat your dinner early, keep at least two hours gap between your dinner and the time to go to bed. Get up early and go for a walk or do yoga.
  • More play for more work: do not limit yourself just to the working atmosphere. Get up from your seat, take a stroll around your office and stretch yourself to keep yourself awake in the busiest hours.
  • Drink plenty of water: 6-8 glasses of water are a must to keep the intoxicants at bay. Drink a glass of warm water before going to bed and drink two glasses of warm water after waking up; this helps in reducing the extra fat that conglomerates in and around your stomach and waist line.
  • Avoid oily food: Eat boiled food or food cooked in less oil. Keep your cholesterol level at normal.

To look and feel better, have a healthier lifestyle and take care of your health and fitness both inside and outside.

Banaras Hindu University: The Name Speaks For Itself

In the field of academics and research work, Banaras Hindu University has been listed amongst the top rankers in India.Indiahas always given great importance to academics and it is being made possible through these universities only. They provide a platform where students from various fields like science, social science, medicine, architecture can get admission and gain knowledge about the respective subjects. This eminent university had been founded by Madan Mohan Malviya, an educationist, a social reformer, a journalist and needless to mention a great patriot who took all the required efforts to establish this university.

The name of the University beingBanarasHinduUniversitybut it welcomes the students from all religions, castes, nations of the world. The university got its name because the founder of the university belonged to an orthodox Hindu family. But never has it happened that had been any predilection towards any of the religions or castes.

The university at present has 2 campuses, 16 Institutes are under it which have 140 departments in total. Even 2 interdisciplinary schools are also running under this esteemed university. The 2 campuses are the original BHU campus and the south campus which is an extension to the main campus. The main institutes being, institute of Medicine,instituteofTechnology,instituteofAgricultural StudiesandinstituteofEnvironmentand Sustainable Development. Many colleges get their affiliation from the university as well.

The courses being offered in the university include undergraduate courses, post graduate courses, U.G. and P.G. diploma courses, research programs and special courses including diplomas in business management, tourism, journalism etc.

The two major landmarks ofBanarasHinduUniversityare the Vishwanath temple and Bharat Kala Bhawan. The Vishwanath temple is a huge temple complex consisting of 7 temples. The Bharat Kala Bhawan is the best museums of India presenting an exquisite collection of archeological and art paintings, manuscripts, galleries of eminent workers. The Bharat Kala Bhawan was established by Rabindranath Tagore who stayed in the university for some time.

Speaking of the libraries, the Banaras Hindu University has one central library, 3 institute libraries, faculty libraries are 8 in number and 25 libraries in various departments and the number of volumes being offered in all of them ranges over 13 Lakh. All these efforts have been taken to serve the students in the best way possible and to ensure that the students get a quality education along with the over all development.

The University has been established to provide education to the masses of India and so far it has been successful in doing the same. All the programs and policies adopted by the University are in the best interests of its pupil and syllabus is in accordance with the aim to provide wholesome information about the respective subjects to the students.

After having many literary achievements in its own nation, the Banaras Hindu University has now started to collaborate with various foreign universities.

The university has given opportunity to students of rural areas aroundVaranasito get quality education and so the literacy rate has increased manifolds. The main aim of the university is to provide education in the best possible way and it sure has a long way to show its literary wonders in times to come as well.

Dasaswamedh Ghat: Get Yourself Immersed With The History Of Old India

If one goes back to history they will find that “Varanasi” had been regarded as the land of pilgrims. Varanasi has its own very old historical tales to share with the world much of it is known while a lot is unknown. Varanasi tops the list of the oldest cities around the world. Historians & Scholars have ratified the fact that the Aryans came to live here first in the second millennium BC (Before Christ) in the midst of the valley of Ganges.

Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, and Tulsi Ghat are the main five ghats in Varanasi.

Among one of the very important Ghats in Varanasi Dasaswamedh Ghat is one. As per the literal meaning Dasaswamesh means ten horses being sacrificed while “the ghat” means in front of the river. Legends say that Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses here to let Lord Shiva return from his tenure of banishment. Though Dasaswamedh Ghat is among one of many oldest Varanasi ghats since thousands of years, yet it has remained clean and unspoilt.

The view from this ghat is both colorful and beautiful. Dasaswamedh provides a beautiful and colorful riverfront view. One can see ahuge number of pilgrims or Sadhus performing pious & religious rites on Dasaswamedh Ghat. Devotees and Tourists should not miss out on the opportunity of paying a visit at this Ghat after the Ganga Aarti is done during the evening. One will get to see thousands of lamps made of earth floating in the holy waters of the Great Ganges & this floating lampoffers a divine look of the river ganga at dusk.

This Ghat is regarded as the main ghat of Varanasi on the River Ganges, it is situated very close to “Vishwanath Temple” & regarded as the most visited and spectacular ghat. There are two main Hindu mythologies said about this ghat. Though one says that Lord Brahma had created this ghat as a welcoming gesture for Lord Shiva but the other legend says that Lord Brahma had sacrificed as many as ten horses while Dasa -Ashwamedha yajna was performed here.

One will find Jantar Mantar very close to this ghat just overlooking the river Ganges lays. This observatory was built in 1737 by Jaipuri Maharaja Jai Singh.

A flock of priests regularly perform worship of fire “Agni Pooja” during the evening time on this ghat dedicating the pooja to the Ganges (River Ganga), Lord Shiva, Fire (Agni), Sun (Surya) and Brahmand, the entire universe. On Tuesdays and festivals only the Special aartis take place.

The dawn is the best regarded time of the day to visit this ghat when the pilgrims or sandhus perform puja the sun which is rise on other hand the Ganges is bathed with a mellow light and during sunset the Ganga Aarti or ceremony happens at the Dasaswamedh Ghat. The river is surrounded by 80 ghats.

One can also enjoy an hour long boat trip from this Ghat south to the Harishchandra Ghat & while coming back it provides a great river scene.

Learn More About The Harish Chandra Ghat To Connect The Present With Mythological Facts

“Varanasi” is known to be a land of pilgrims since history can remember. It holds loads of known and unknown stories from the history of times. The city Varanasi still tops the list of oldest cities existing across the globe. From second century BC this place is famous for trade of Silk sarees or fabrics, muslin, exclusive ivory works, mind blowing sculptures and perfumery.

Harish Chandra Ghat holds a lot of ancient history with it existence.

Harish Chandra Ghat is among the oldest Ghats in Varanasi. Harish Chandra Ghat was named after the mythological King, Raja Harish Chandra. It is believed that once he used to work here at this cremation ground for the enlightment through truth & charity. This is said that he was rewarded for resolve, truthfulness, charity by the Gods and his lost thrown was restored & his dead son came back to him. Harish Chandra Ghat has one of those two cremation ground while the other is in Manikarnika Ghat & at times it is referred to be the Adi Manikarnika which means “original creation ground”. Hindus bring dead bodies of the dear & near one from long distant places for cremation at this Harish Chandra Ghat. It is believed as per Hindu mythology that if any person is been cremated on this Harish Chandra Ghat then they attains moksha or salvation. In 1980 this ghat has been modernized & a crematorium run by electricity was established here.

A hill fort called HarishchandraGad is in Ahmednagar of India. The history of the fort links it with the Malshej Ghat which has played an important role in controlling & guarding the surrounding region.

The fort is an ancient one. Here residues of Microlithic human beings have also been discovered. The various different Puranas like Skanda Purana, Matsya Purana and Agni Purana had referred about the HarishchandraGad. It is said that it has its origin in 6th century during Kalchuri dynasty. During the era of 6th century this citadel was constructed. But the caves were carved out sometime during 11th century. These caves are basically carved with Lord Vishnu Idols. Though these are not linked with Ayodhya in any means but the cliffs here are known as Rohidas and Taramati, who used to do meditation in this place during the 14th century. The surrounding area and the innumerous constructions in and around the fort show the existence of diversified cultures. The carvings on Harishchandreshwar temple, Nageshwar Temple in the Khireshwar Village and also in the Kedareshwar cave acclaims that this fort comes from the medieval arena as it is been related to Shakta, Shaiva or Naath. Mughals used to control this fort later on. In 1747 this fort was captured by Marathas.

Places one should visit here are Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Taramati peak, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Caves on Harishchandragad, Ganapati, Harishchandreshwar Temple and Nageshwar temple in the Khireshwar Village.

One can also enjoy an hour long boat trip from this Ghat south to the Harishchandra Ghat & while coming back it provides a great river scene.

Know The Delightful History Of The Manikarnika Ghat Here In Varanasi

In spite of being among the oldest city around the world “Varanasi” is believed to be the first living place for the great Aryans during 2nd century before Christ. The much history of this land is still unknown with the facts of its origin.

Manikarnika Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, and Tulsi Ghat are among renowned five ghats of Varanasi.

Centuries before Varanasi was known as “Kashi” this word derived from Kasha which means brightness. The place has also been known by different names in past such as Anandakanana, Avimuktaka, Mahasmasana, Brahma Vardha, Surandhana, Ramya and Sudarsana, this all names have their own history with it. Mythology refers that the river Ganges got its origin in Varanasi from locks of Lord Shiva. Varanasi has been the center civilization & learning for last three thousand years though its origin is not known yet. Varanasi got its name from Ganges’s two tributaries Varuna & Asi.

Manikarnika Ghat has one of the two main cremation ground on the Ghats of Varanasi. This Ghat is believed to be one of the most sacred and oldest Ghats of Benaras. According to the legends it is believed by Hindus that one who will be burnt here in the cremation ground of this ghat would attain instant “moksha” (salvation) from the process of birth and re birth in this immortal world.  Manikarnika Ghat signifies both destruction and creation as being laid in the center of all the five tirthas. The remains of the mortal body are consigned to the fire flames with many prayers so that their souls rest in peace at this Manikarnika Ghat.

At this ghat one will get to see a sacred well named as the Manikarnika Kund. One mythology says that this kund was dug by great Lord Vishnu during the time of the creation while the ashes of the bodies being burnt makes one recollect the eternal truth that everything in this world would get destroyed one day nothing is inevitable. While other says that Lord Shiva with Devi Parvati came to visit Kashi to grant Lord Vishu his wish after his prolonged meditation. Vishnu dug a well so that they can have a bath, on the river bank of Ganga. While Lord Shiva was taking bath a jewel (Mani) from the earring of his fell down into the well so this well is named as Manikarnika.

Manikarnika Ghat is one of the two main cremation ground on the Ghats of Varanasi. Hindu mythology claims that this ghat has special sacred power and those persons who are cremated here will receive “moksha” or salvation. A myth tells that Lord Vishnu did tapasya (meditation) for several thousand years to please Lord Shiva so that he can convince him not to destroy Kashi, the holy city, when he was up to destroys this entire world and subsequently manages to do so.

Manikarnika Ghat has a special significance in the Hindu mythology and for years to come people will come and visit this place as one of the most sacred places of the earth to attain moskha with its holy dip.

Tulsi Ghat: A Place Of Devine Bliss With A Feeling Of Close Association With Sant Tulsi Das

The old city of “Varanasi” is been regarded as a land for pilgrimage since its inception. The Varanasi city holds much of the ancient history bit of it known and still bits unknown. The origin of this city is not known till date. History tells that Varanasi was known as “Kashi” previously. It is also acclaimed by the most historians and scholars that the Aryan came to Varanasi to settle as the place have been in the middle of the Ganges Valley in the 2nd Century BC.

Varanasi have all together five ghats in total namely Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat and Tulsi Ghat.

Tulsi Ghat list itself to be one of the important Ghats in Varanasi. The Tulsi Ghat got its name after “Tulsidas” one of the great poets (Hindu) during the 16th century. Tulsi Ghat is regarded to be an important opening towards the lane of Hindu mythology. Ram Charit Manas, one of the ever-green Indian epic, it was composed by Tulsi Das here at Varanasi.  The legends say that once while Poet Tulsi das was writing his manuscripts unknowingly fell into the water of great Ganges. Later when he found out he saw it floating above the water. Many scholars tend to believe that the play regarding life of Lord Rama (Ram Lila) got on stage first here on the Tulsi Ghat. Perhaps, to justify the mythology a temple was built here at the Tulsi Ghat to worship Lord Ram. At the Tulsi Ghat one will find them self actually looking at innumerous relics of the great poet Tulsi Das which have been preserved for a very long time. The house where Poet Tulsi Das took his last breathe have been preserved excellently also with his samadhi, pillow, wooden clogs and the particular idol of Lord Hanuman whom poet Tulsi Das used to worship each day with rituals. To one’s surprise you will get to see all in unbelievably good condition.

Previously the Tulsi Ghat was named as Lolark Ghat which is been mentioned in Girvana Pada Manjari and Gaharwa Danpatra. 1941 was the year in which the renowned industrialist Baldeo Das Birla took the initiative to make this Tulsi Ghat cemented (pucca) Tulsi Ghat has been associated to a long list of historically important activities as for example the divine bath taken by Lolark kunda who blessed here to the wishes of having sons & their long safe life and also the holy bath to get cured of leprosy. Tulsi Ghat has also been the biggest center for cultural activities. Krishna Lila is played here with great footfall of devotees and travelers during the lunar Kartika month according to Hindi Calendar & October and November as per English calendar.

On the southern most end at Sitla Ghat a low intensity bomb blast took place on December 7, 2010 while aarti was taking place. This incident have killed 2 innocent people & injured as many as 37 people who includes 6 foreign tourists and rest were all Indian. The responsibility of this blast had been claimed by Indian Mujaideens.

Whatever might be the fact, but one fact remain immortal that Tulsi Ghat has its importance as the sadhana place of Sant Tulsi Das and this will continue to attract pilgrimage till many years till the charm of Ram Charit Manas lives in the hearts of Shri Ram devotees.

Serenity At Its Best: Connect To Buddhism, Connect To Sarnath

Amongst the various tourist attractions in Varanasi, Sarnath is one such place which attracts the maximum number of tourist as it signifies the union of various religions. Being situated inVaranasi, it is one of the main tourist spot for the people belonging to Hindu religion. It is the first place where the Lord Buddha preached his very first sermon. So it holds utmost importance for the people following Buddhism. Apart from the above mentioned facts, people following Jainism are also keen to visit this Sarnath as it is the birth place of their eleventh Tirthankara, Shreransanath. So, this is how it is the symbol of union of various religions at one place and thus is visited by people from all over the world.

Sarnath is located in Uttar Pradeshsome 10 kilometers from Varanasi. It is known by various names like Mrigdava meaning “deer park” and Isipatana meaning the sacred place where the holy men landed. The later name has been given to Sarnath because of the fact that Lord Buddha had landed here in Sarnath after Bodhgaya. He got his enlightenment in Bodhgaya and after 5 weeks, he came to Sarnath to give same enlightenment to his five followers. Afterwards, these followers when became enlightened, started a community of Monks known as Buddhist Sangha which further worked on teaching the preaching of Lord Buddha. They also built various temples where are known as Buddhist Stupas.

Lord Buddha had declared three sacred places namely Lumbini, Kushinagar and Bodh Gaya for his followers and a day before his death, he included Sarnath too with the other three places and thus it is of great importance to the Buddhist followers. People from various countries mainly, Japan, china, Tibet, Burma, where the number of people following Buddhism is relatively higher are the major tourists who come to visit this sacred place where Lord Buddha started enlightening people for the first time.

Every year, thousands of pilgrims come and pay visit to Sarnath and seek blessings from Lord Buddha in the various Stupas. Buddhist Stupas are the temples or holy places where the relics pertaining to Buddhism and Lord Buddha are kept. There are Dhamekha Stupa and Chaukhandi Stupa.

Dhamekha Stupa is known to have the remains of Lord Buddha and is built as a cylindrical structure with the height of 34 meter and diameter of 28 meter. It is partially made up of stones and partially of bricks. Whereas the Choukhandi Stupa was initially built as terraced temple and eventually got modified to an octagonal structure. It is said to be the first place where Lord Buddha met his disciples and thus hold great importance.

Apart from the Buddhist Stupas, Sarnath has also got the remains of the Ashoka Pillar. It is being preserved in theSarnathMuseumalong with other historical monuments like sculpture of Lord Buddha turning the wheel of wheel of law. Ashoka Pillar was being constructed when the great Emperor Ashoka visited Sarnath but it got destroyed during Turkish invasion. Somehow the ruins of that pillar are still preserved and catch attention of the tourists visiting Sarnath.

So, it is a place of great importance for multiple religions and is a place which is must to be visited while visitingVaranasi.

An Overview Of The Residence Of Kashi Naresh: The Ramnagar Fort

Varanasi, being a religious city of India has always been a site of attraction for tourist and people from all over the world come down to Varanasi to get a glimpse of the temples, ghats and ashrams of Varanasi. Apart from its religious aspect, one of the top ranking universities, the Banaras Hindu University is also located in Varanasi which provides opportunities to the students of India as well as abroad to get knowledge and information regarding various subjects in the fields of science, technology, arts and commerce.

Jantar Mantar is one of the most famous observatories which is also built in Varanasi and which also attracts a good amount of tourists towards its highly complex and precise instruments. Speaking of the chivalry, whenVaranasiused to be called asBanaras, the kings have ruled this city and Ramnagar Fort is one such residence of the forefathers of the Maharaja of Banaras. It was being constructed in eighteenth century and used to be the residence of the king ruling at that time, Maharaja Balwant Singh.

The fort is located some 14 kilometers away from the Varanasi and is opposite to the bank of the holy river Ganga. It is being built by red sandstone which was a rare stone to be found at that time and so it has got aesthetic value. This feature attracts more tourists to visit this place and appreciate the effort and beauty of the monument. In is built in typical Mughal Style where the balconies are carved with beautiful sculptures and the courtyards are open.

Inside the Ramnagar Fort, there is a temple which is of great historical significance. This temple is dedicated to the great legend Ved Vyasa who is known to have written Mahabharta. It is being said that Ved Vyasa stayed in this temple for a brief span and wrote Mahabharta there. You would also find other temples like the Durga temple and Chinnamastika temple. Another temple is hung, knows as the Dakshin Mukhi temple inside which a huge clock is there which shows the days, weeks, months and even years. It is also known to show various planetary motions and positions of moon and other stars.

Another important feature of this fort is the Museums. The huge museums which are built inside the fort give a clear picture of the life which used to be there in the eighteenth century through its exquisite collection of the palanquins for the ladies residing the court, gold and silver plated works, brocades and various weapons like guns and swords which were then used by the knights in times of wars.

So these are some of the attributes of the Ramnagar fort which would amaze with its uniqueness. One gets a detailed view of the royalty being enjoyed by the emperors of that time and the religious nature which made them to build such beautiful temples.

India is known for its treasures and heritage located in its different parts and Varanasi does constitute one of the major portions in this regard and Ramnagar Fort makes it all the more evident.