One of the oldest existing and live city in the entire world, Kashi, is the most auspicious and sacred place on the planet. The Skanda Purana enumerates the glory of Kashi in depth and detail. Latest excavations undertaken by Archeological Survey of India at various places have turned up fresh evidence in support of the antiquity of this holy city. Apart from pegging the date of Indus Valley Civilization as 8000 years old, scientists have said in no uncertain terms that Kashi too belongs to that bygone era.
According to Skanda Purana, Kashi has this great ability to survive on its own. The Final Deluge (Pralaya), when everything is inevitably destroyed, Kashi survives to proclaim to the world its unique quality of perennial existence. Add to this, Kashi is home to one of the most powerful and revered JYOTIRLINGAS in India – Lord Sri Kashi Vishwanatha and his consort Mother Goddess, Sri Annapurna Devi; the presiding deities of the holy city. These facts, invariably, make this pilgrim centre the most sought after by devotees.
The great seers (Rishies), who laid grounds to the glorious "Bharateeya Sanskriti", envisioned and enumerated the "Chaturvidha Purushartha"- four-fold way of endeavour to help man attain final emancipation, namely: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. But, such is the sanctity and glory of Kashi that a man is ensured guaranteed salvation in this place. That, exactly, is why Kashi is so special.
Every day, thousands of devotees and pilgrims from various far-flung areas of India and abroad pay a visit to the holy city of Kashi, mainly to seek blessings of the presiding deities- Lord Sri Kashi Vishwanatha and Mother Goddess Sri Annapurna Devi. There a great number of other holy temples and places of historical significance that calls for a visit by the faithful.
Kashi Annapurna Annakshetra Trust is located in the premises of Mother Goddess Annapurna Devi Temple; which in turn lies adjacent to Kashi Vishwanatha Temple. The official address of the Trust is as follows: Kashi Annapurna Annakshetra Trust, D-9/1, Annapurna Temple, Kashi Vishwanatha gali (lane), Kashi (U.P.) - 221001.
Phone Nos. 0542-2402253, 2392619 and 6540396.
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