Banks of Varanasi on the Ganges

Varanasi, or Benares, formerly known as Kashi, is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Built on the banks of the sacred Ganges, steeped in a rich and ancient culture, Varanasi is considered as the spiritual capital and holiest city of India and has been home to countless great saints and sages. It is from this spiritual center that the ancient science of spiritual awakening, Kriya Yoga, was reintroduced to the world in the 1860's by Sri Lahiri Mahasaya.

Varanasi, or Benares, formerly known as Kashi, is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Built on the banks of the sacred Ganges, steeped in a rich and ancient culture, Varanasi is considered as the spiritual capital and holiest city of India and has been home to countless great saints and sages. It is from this spiritual center that the ancient science of spiritual awakening, Kriya Yoga, was reintroduced to the world in the 1860's by Sri Lahiri Mahasaya.