Kashi known as Varanasi is an ancient place and has its importance in the Vedas and other holy books in Hindu Mythology. The city is famous for its Ghaats and the holy river Ganges. Religious and Spirituality is scattered everywhere in the city whether it is Kashi Viswanath temple or whether the Evening Ganga Arti. The attraction in this city is due the existence of Indian Culture followed by the people.
Why this city is important for Moksha?
Moksha is a term defined when a people reach to God after his death. Their soul will become free from all the illusion which greed us in this life and it is said that we acquire sadgati “next stage of life”. In Vedas it is mentioned that every people living in Kashi born with a boon that they acquire Moksha in their life as it is believed that Lord Shiva sing the Taran Mantra in the ears by which they acquire Moksha in their life after death. For the people of Varanasi, it is possible to be in their homes in their last time. But, for the people of outside the Varanasi there is a hostel known as “Kashi Moksha Bhawan” build by the Dalmia family in the year 1956 where a person go for and wait in a normal room for his death. Yes, it is true. The place exists in Varanasi. When a person gets old and has no hope of his life then he went to this hostel with their family members and will wait for his death. Death is a natural phenomenon, it takes time to come or can come instantaneously. Here he recalls all his life, his ups and down, his right and wrong, his offerings and cheatings and guide to their offsprings about the right path and to beware about the wrong one. Here he feels about the whole life cycle, the greeds this life has given too and how he fall into. The hostel always has a chanting sound of the name of lord Ram and Lord Vishnu. These songs are sung as it is believed that these name would recall God to come fast and take their life and let his body free from soul.
Till now it is estimated that more than 14800 people has came to this hostel and lost their life due to natural death to acquire moksha from its inception. The hostel is running by the trustees and is totally free for the people residing there. The hostel supervisor and staff help to the people came here for their last breathe and also help in cremation after their death too. The Manikaran Ghat also known as the Burning Ghat become a witness from a body to ashes. The Ganga river take those ashes to infinity after it has been poured by any one of the family member. And the soul become free, acquire sadgati and reach to heaven where God resides.