Do the Vedas also state that reaching Varanasi will grant liberation ? What is meant by reaching Varanasi ? Moksha

3 points | Post submitted by jay 1386 days ago | 2 comments | viewed 1009 times

Varanasi which is also known by the name Kashi is one of the the most sacred place. It is also known as Avimukta which means which is never forsaken by Shiva.

It's holyness is described in many Puranas, Itihasas and even Vedas. For eg. Among 88000 verses of Skandha Purana, 15000 verses are part of only Kashi Mahatmya. Thus describing it's glory.

Thus many Puranas state that those who reach Varanasi (or Kashi) are liberated. Most of the times the statements of Purans also contain deep Yogic and metaphorical and allegorical meanings along with their literal meanings. Some ( like Mimamsak) also establish that they are only allegorical and metaphorical.

So in such case, What is the Yogic Meaning of getting liberation by reaching Varanasi ? Puranas clearly state those who reach Varanasi shall surely get liberation. Do the Vedas also state that reaching Varanasi will grant liberation ?

What is meant by reaching Varanasi ?


  • harigoyal1386 days ago | +1 points

    It is said for most of our Tirth Sansthan (Pilgrimage Places) that just visiting there will liberate or you will get the punya of donating 1000 cows or sure to go to Swarga. It is age old tradition for Hindu widows to come to Kashi or Varandwan in search of liberation. 

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    • jay1386 days ago | +0 points

      Yes for all the pilgrimage places that is said but Varanasi is given very much different status! 

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