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Kabir Chaura Math Varanasi is a composite collection of the immortal memories of the 15th-century mystic Kabir. The highlight here is the Samadhi-Mandir, a temple where the mortal remains of the saint is kept. Kabir-Hut and Kabir Chabutara, two platforms where the saint used to talk to his followers, is another sight visited with reverence here. Beejak Temple, has a collection of Kabir's scriptures and Neeru Teela, has his parents' remains preserved in a temple-like atmosphere. The complex also has a library and sculptures around a beautifully curated garden. The atmosphere is serene and evokes an interest to go deeper into Kabir's teachings.
Nestled in the heart of the buzzing Maheshpur town, Godowlia Market is swarming with local traders selling all kinds of stuff at great bargains. Found at a short distance from the nearest railway station, it is labeled as one of the busiest open markets of the city, and quite rightly so. The cramped lanes are packed with stalls selling household essentials, ethnic jewelry, handmade shawls and zari garments, among other intricately designed apparel. Post a tiring shopping spree at Godowlia, one may choose the visit the serene Kashi Temple lying a few blocks ahead.
Constantly buzzing with activity, there is not a single dull moment in Varanasi. Whether be it the festivals, fairs, exhibitions or concerts, there is always some thing to do there. Abhinandan Udyan is a versatile venue that can be rented out for various cultural activities as well as private events. It is located near the Indian Oil Petrol Pump and is not too far away from public transport.
Kriti Gallery was set up by Navneet Raman in the year 2006. It is one of the most sophisticated and interesting contemporary art galleries in the country. It was established with an idea to provide space for exchanging artistic and cultural interaction. It organizes exhibitions, artists in residency program and projects and handicrafts boutique. The exhibition showcases Indian and international art forms. The residency is a place where you can interact with different artists who work towards promoting art and culture in India. Lastly, the boutique presents some of the finest handicrafts that are worth appreciating.
Also known as Girja Ghar to the locals of Varanasi, St. Thomas Church belongs to the Protestant Church of North India denomination. It does look a bit out-of-place in a city built by Shiva with strong associations to Hinduism. Most first-time travelers to the city stop at this crossing because auto rickshaws and taxis won't take them any further into the labyrinth of the Old City. Painted in hues of yellow, the architecture is built in typical European style with its main spire soaring into the sky with a cross atop it. Though St.Thomas Church pales in comparison to its more visually striking counterpart St. Mary's Cathedral, it does possess an awkward and unassuming charm of its own.
Paradkar Smrithi Bhawan, established by Varanasi Press Club is a prominent venue in the city. Named after the eminent scholar and journalist B V Paradkar, this facility regularly hosts a range of seminars, lectures and conferences. The simple building clad in white, has an unassuming external appearance. Located in a crowded junction of roads, this place is only meters away from Gandhi Park. Kaal Bhairav Temple is also nearby.