Varanasi is the symbol of Hindu renaissance, a great centre of learning and civilization for over 3000 years, and the oldest living city in the world. Varanasi (Banaras) is also known as Kashi, ‘the city of light’ since one of the twelve Jyortinglingas is installed here. The city is located on the banks of the River Ganges, and is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals. The major attraction in Varanasi River Ganges/Boat Ride And Aarti. A boat ride in the river Ganga at Varanasi is truly a relaxing experience while watching a sunrise over the horizon. Ganga aartis are another major attraction on the Ganga Ghats. The popular Dashashwamedh Ghat draws hundreds of devotees for the evening aarti. This ghat witnesses a heavy crowd on Wednesdays. The Ganga Aarti is a regular feature and is performed daily and attended by thousands of devotees. Another attraction in Varanasi is Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The most famous temple of the city of Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath is praised for one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The holy city is also famous for its silk weaving industry and Banaras Hindu University, the biggest University in Asia. The city of Varanasi is famous for Banarasi Sarees and carpets in the country.