Showing posts with label Varanasi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Varanasi. Show all posts

Cyient to Develop the Geographical Information System and Management Information System for Varanasi


Varanasi Nagar Nigam (VNN) selects the company for the project—a Government of India initiative under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) program. This was announced by the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Varanasi on July 14, 2018.

Chandigarh, July 24, 2018: Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, networks, and operations management services to global industry leaders, announced that it has been selected as a consultant by the Varanasi Nagar Nigam (VNN), to develop the Geographical Information System and Management Information System for the city of Varanasi. The project is part of the Institutional Development Program, financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Ganga Action Plan-II.A Government of India initiative, led by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation. The project is expected to be completed within 12 months. Cyient will continue to maintain the system for a period of three years to ensure uniterrupted services.

The project aims to achieve sustainable operation and maintenance of the current and future water supply and sewerage assets of the Jal Kal Vibhag (JKV), VNN, and the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam’s (UPJN)Ganga Pollution Prevention Unit. This, in turn, will improve the water supply and sewerage services for the people of Varanasi. The project is focused on developing a strong asset management plan and decision support system for VNN and JKV.

“We look forward to working with Varanasi Nagar Nigam to complete the GIS and MIS mapping of the city,” said Sunil Kumar Makkena, Senior Vice President, U&G, Cyient. “Our range of services and solutions and deep domain expertise positions us as a leading GIS solu­tions provider and geospatial partner for smart cities in India and across the globe. We are excited about this unique opportunity to help transform the spiritual capital of India into a world class city, by modernizing over a hundred year old Municipal Records Administration system, yet ensuring the heritage is not lost.”

With the implementation of this project, VNN will be able to access comprehensive details of the water connections and supply and wastewater resources on a digital map-based online system, allowing all city civic services and planning departments to work more effectively and efficiently. Citizens too will have easy access to information about their utility bills and taxes online and will be able to make payments online.Further, an online database of all commercial and residential properties of the city will be developed to provide owners with access to details about their property and enable them to pay taxes. Accurate revenue and property records will help VNN collect taxes accordingly and contribute significantly to the government’s revenues.

As part of the project, Cyient will undertake multiple field surveys to create a geo-referenced data base of water and waste water utility assets, and compile consumer database and property enumeration. The company will utilize a proven GIS platform to develop the Web GIS applications, reports, and dashboards.
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LOOMBA FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTES 400 SEWING MACHINES AS PART OF EMPOWERING 5000 IMPOVERISHED WIDOWS IN VARANASI – PROJECT LAUNCHED BY HON’BLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA


LOOMBA FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTES 400 SEWING MACHINES AS PART OF EMPOWERING 5000 IMPOVERISHED WIDOWS IN VARANASI – PROJECT LAUNCHED BY HON’BLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA


~ Chief Guest Dr. Awadhesh Singh, MLA of Pindra (Varanasi) hails efforts by The Loomba Foundation to provide dignified livelihoods to poor widows in the holy city ~


Distribution of sewing machines to widows at the event by Dr. Awadesh Singh, MLA of Pindra (Varanasi)


Varanasi, May 25, 2017: Dr. Awadhesh Singh, MLA of Pindra (Varanasi) was the chief guest at an event organized by  The Loomba Foundation, a United Nations-accredited global NGO that focuses exclusively on the cause of widow empowerment, at Pindra Tehsil Community Hall in the holy city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The event announced distribution of 424 sewing machines to widows across 30 different training centers in Varanasi. Around 250 widows and other guests attended the event, which is part of The Loomba Foundation’s commitment to empower 5000 widows of Varanasi. On 22 January, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flagged off The Loomba Foundation’s project which includes providing a 2-months’ skills training certificate course in garment-stitching and a foot-operated sewing machine to 5000 widows in Varanasi. The 2011 Population Census of India estimates that Varanasi has more than 90,000 widows.

MLA Dr. Awadhesh Singh said, “I am touched by the strong sense of purpose that is evident in this initiative undertaken by The Loomba Foundation to ensure that poor widows can lead a life of dignity and respect. I am honoured to be the Chief Guest of such a noble event that makes a real difference to humanity and creates micro-entrepreneurs for the Startup India mission.”

During the event, a documentary titled “Mission of The Loomba Foundation” was also shown to the audience on the various projects and supporters of The Loomba Foundation.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Atul Palta, Director – Skills Training and Empowerment, The Loomba Foundation said, “I am deeply thankful to Dr. Awadhesh Singh ji, Shri Yogeshwar Ram Mishra ji and other dignitaries to honor and encourage our team with their presence. He further added, “There are estimated 46 million widows in India. Most of them live in rural areas. They are uneducated and cannot find a job. They are dependable on their families and communities, who often abuse them physically, psychologically and sexually.

Mr[T1] . Palta feels that the Government of India should help widows as a matter of priority as it an issue that needs to be urgently addressed. In the light of recent communication from the Supreme Court to the Government regarding improving the state of widows in India – The Loomba Foundation feels strongly that the Government should consider the recommendations given by our Founder and Chairman, Lord Raj Loomba CBE, which are – (1) set up a National Commission for Widows; (2) Appoint a person in the Panchayats who is responsible for the well of widows in towns and villages; and (3) give a minority status to widows.

The Loomba Foundation, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary  this year (1997-2017), has been the crusader for the welfare of poor widows and their children around the world. It is assisting over 15,000 impoverished widows in nine states, and has sponsored five-year-long education scholarships for more than 10,000 children of poor widows, supporting more than 60,000 of their family members across  the entire country.



The Foundation was started by Lord Raj Loomba who has been honored with several recognitions and accolades including the Indian Government’s Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Patra; the United Nations Association of New York’s Lifetime Achievement Award; the Forbes India Philanthropy Award; British Asian of the Year Award; and, an Honorary Fellowship by The University of Northampton. It was due to the efforts of Lord Loomba that the United Nations recognized 23rd June as International Widows Day which has helped bring the world’s attention to this neglected humanitarian crisis that impacts more than 259 million widows and their 584 million children worldwide, according to a recent ‘World Widows Report’ published by the Loomba Foundation.



About The Loomba Foundation

The Loomba Foundation collaborates with UN bodies, other NGOs, government officials, Human Rights advocates and prominent leaders to fight for the over 259 million widows worldwide who suffer prejudice and discrimination. The Foundation seeks to bring about gender sensitive reforms of national laws and policies, eradicating anti-widow superstitions, traditions, and social practices.  It fosters gender equality and women’s empowerment by implementing poverty-reduction strategies and educational opportunities for widow’s and their children.

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National seminar on Diagnosis was organized by Department of Sow Rigpa CUTS in Varanasi

National Seminar Sow Rigpa organized at CUTS University of Varanasi

National seminar on Diagnosis was organized by Department of Sow Rigpa CUTS in Varanasi

15 February 2017: Varanasi- The national seminar on Diagnosis was organized on 10-12th February 2017 by Department of Sow Rigpa CUTS (Central University of Tibetan Studies) in Varanasi to give the credible knowledge of diagnosis on Tibetian medical treatment. Sow Rigpa is the medical Tibetian system for diagnosis. It became a part of AYUSH in 2012. In this seminar they have invited well-known doctors from across India and they have shared their opinion, views on it.

National Seminar Sow Rigpa organized at CUTS University of Varanasi
 Dr. Pankaj Aggarwal

Delhi based Dr. Pankaj Aggarwal from Agarwal Homeo Clinic was invited on this occasion. He has shared his views on this. “He said that Sow Rigpa is the new edition in AYUSH medical treatment and very helpful too. I have always been a part of this kind of Seminars to increase knowledge and can enhance our strength or how can apply Sow Rigpa in homeopathy for the welfare of the patients. It was a great experience to interact with the CUTS teachers and other doctors.”CUTS is a central University which is funded by the central government where they have educated people about Tibetian medical system called Sow Rigpa. The motive of this seminar was to give knowledge on diagnosis in which they were requiring knowledge on homeopathy ways of diagnosis.

About Agrawal Homeo Clinic  

Agrawal Homeo Clinic (AHC) is an initiative of Dr. M. L. Agrawal to serve the sick humanity for their various health problems, to impart the acquired skills to seekers of this science and art through workshops, conclaves, seminars and training programmes for doctors and other members of AHC and programmes of awareness of homeopathy and its efficacy among general public. This legacy is inherited by his son, Prof. (Dr.) Pankaj Aggarwal, now a renowned homeopathic physician. Dr. Pankaj’s quiet nature is a rare tool in inquiring into and examining the patient and assessing the disease.

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HCL Concerts Presents Varanasi – A Gateway to Moksha



A Contemporary Bharatanatyam Production

by

Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre

Date & Time: 23rd November – Wednesday (7 PM)

Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Note: Entry is complimentary. Passes available at hclconcerts website

HCL Concerts Presents Varanasi – A Gateway to Moksha

HCL Concerts Presents Varanasi – A Gateway to Moksha


India 18 November 2016: Varanasi – A Gateway to Moksha: Varanasi, an ancient yet vibrant city has eternally been linked with the attainment of peace and salvation and believed to be the holiest of all pilgrimage sites. It is a city predominated by the holy Ganges, which flows gently, absorbing the sins of millions. Through the medium of film and slides, time honored characteristics of Varanasi are highlighted, including temples, the ghats and the beautiful evening aarti. This is a city associated with religious rites that leads one to the cessation of the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Jyotsna Shourie: Internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, Jyotsna Shourie is recognized as one of the finest exponents of Bharatanatyam. She humbly acknowledges the huge debt she owes to her Guru Sri Kalyanasunderam Pillai. She established her dance company The Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre in New Delhi in 1990 as a learning center for the skills and values of Bharatanatyam. Her productions include The Sound of Music, The Birth of Jesus, The Radha Chalisa, The Gita Govindam, Alice in Wonderland, Noddy in Nrityaland, Krishna Chalisa, Varanasi - A Gateway to Moksha, Tradition and Inspiration, Cosmic Rhythms and Face to Face.


About HCL Concerts: The conservation and promotion of India’s art and cultural heritage is very close to HCL’s heart. To this end, HCL has been organizing HCL Concerts for over 18 years, dedicated to identifying, evolving and promoting talent rooted in the glorious heritage of Indian classical performing arts. Concerts under the umbrella of HCL Concerts are organized in Delhi NCR and Chennai across various venues every month throughout the year. These concerts are free to attend and are enriched by the presence of luminaries in the field of Indian classical performing arts.

Over the years, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for the exceptionally talented veterans as well as upcoming artists – be it dancers, vocalists or instrumentalists. Over 400 artists have graced this platform and have contributed towards reinvigorating the Indian classical performing arts. While there have been spellbinding performances by legends such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, HCL Concerts has also provided a platform for the rare genres of performing arts like Dhrupad, Rudra Veena and Gaudiya Nritya to name a few.
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Mahindra Group announces The Mahindra Kabira Festival Mystical music with Kabir stalwarts and much more in Varanasi 4th - 6th November, 2016


15 October 2016: New Delhi : In the simple lyrical verses of Kabir lie the answers to our most complex spiritual questions. And for three days in November, the Darbhanga and Assi ghats of Varanasi will reverberate with the soulful music inspired by Kabir, the enigmatic 15th century mystic-poet. The Mahindra Kabira Festival will run from 4th to 6th November, 2016, offer a haunting and immersive experience of imbibing Kabir’s philosophies and the lyrical aspect of his teachings through a programme which will celebrate Kabir’s passion and verse linking them inextricably with the fascinating spirit of Varanasi, his birthplace.

The Mahindra Group & Teamwork Arts have crafted a unique annual festival in Varanasi - a city that perfectly encapsulates Kabir’s idea of inclusiveness and diversity. The festival promises a journey of inspirational music along with heritage walks, literature sessions, food and yoga. Three unhurried days of losing the mundane as you meander through the bylanes of the city, meditate on the banks of the holy Ganga to find your elusive inner self, savour the local Banarasi cuisine and shop at the quaint shops behind every gully and nook -- whatever you do, you will find that the endless city has more to offer.


Kabir Cafe
 Kabir Cafe
Mahindra Kabira Festival - PR Image
 Mahindra Kabira Festival - PR Image

Prahlad Singh Tipanya
 Prahlad Singh Tipanya

Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty (4)
 Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty

Rajan Sajan Misra
 Rajan Sajan Misra

Shabnam Virmani
 Shabnam Virmani 
Shabnam Virmani
Shabnam Virmani

“We are delighted to introduce the Mahindra Kabira Festival (MKF). MKF will be an annual music festival celebrating Kabir and offering a holistic experience of Varanasi and its many facets, going beyond music. It is fitting that we at Mahindra have the privilege of celebrating the life and works of the weaver poet – his theologies and philosophies are woven like tapestry into the culture and DNA of the Mahindra Group.  This festival is a continuation and an expansion of our commitment towards celebrating and promoting the arts,” says Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group.

Visitors, music-lovers and spiritual-seekers will get an unforgettable experience of listening to the leading exponents of the Benares gharana and folk musical traditions, luminaries of Sufi, dadra, thumri, khayal gayaki styles, of ghazals along with the maestros of pakhawaj and tabla, against the incomparable backdrop of the ghats of Varanasi. The experience shall be amplified with languid afternoon literature sessions around Kabir and his philosophy, the taste of local food down the streets of the city and wondrous musical evenings as the sun sets on the Ganga.

Sanjoy Roy, M.D, Teamwork Arts says, “The Mahindra Kabira Festival is an amazing platform to revisit Kabir, especially in current times. The underlying theme, in keeping with Teamwork’s commitment to the arts, is to provide an exceptional experience replete with the spiritual and the intellectual to visitors. Soulful music interspersed heritage walks, literature sessions, gastronomic forays and all along, the rich ancient city of Varanasi, both in the foreground and the background. The festival will truly be an unforgettable experience.”

While attendance to the events across the three days is free and open to all, customized  delegate packages offer a curated experience of the festival. The exclusive packages, with various options, will essentially be an experience which will begin from the moment you step foot in Varanasi. It will give you an opportunity to live out the history of one of the world’s oldest cities and experience its overpowering character amidst regal splendor, breathe in the ambience through specially-designed heritage walks, taste the delectable flavours on food trails. 

The Programme:

 Opening Reception

An opening reception on the evening of the 4th of November will feature a spectacular local group from Varanasi singing songs of Kabir, followed by a poetry and “in conversation” session with Shabnam Virmani & Vipul Rikhi.

Morning Music at the Darbhanga Ghat

The day at Mahindra Kabira begins with an invigorating Morning Music programme, featuring Kabir stalwarts such as Shabnam Virmani & Vipul Rikhi and Azeem Ahmed Alvi along with brilliant Varanasi-based musicians Atul Shankar and Pandit Debashish De who will perform at the Darbhanga Ghat.

Literature Sessions on the Ganga

Perfectly coupled with the languor of lazy afternoons would be Mahindra Kabira’s literary sessions on themes around Kabir’s life, his lyrics and teachings, and the timeless (ageless) city of Varanasi, held on the terraces of the Brij Rama Palace Hotel. One can breathe in the scent of this incomparable city, sip on chai, bite into a samosa, stare at the omniscient river all around as the likes of Amish Tripathi and Javed Akhtar bring alive Kabir through the passion and verse of discourse and debate.

Heritage & Food Walks

Varanasi is a food haven, a juggernaut of sharp bursting flavours, of delectable melt-in-the-mouth kachoris, chaat, parathas, malai-mar-ke (topped with cream) lassi and paan. Follow the food trail from the famous Kashi Chaat Bhandar to the little stalls of Kachori. Visit Kabir Math, Sankat Mochan Temple and Kashi Vishwanath Temple, see the weavers at work translating fantasy into golden reality and more.

Evening Music on Assi Ghat

Kabira days will end with a grand finale -  at Assi Ghat, with evening music programmes featuring the likes of Rajan & Sajan Mishra, Mir Mukhtiyar Ali, Kabir Café, Vidya Shah, Prahlad Tipaniya, Shabnam Virmani & Vipul Rikhi and Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. In an unforgettable tableau, unique to Varanasi, the musicians will be staged on the river facing the ghat where audiences will be seated.

Entry: Free Registration 
Delegate Packages:  http://mahindrakabira.com/
For further information, please visit:http://mahindrakabira.com/

About Mahindra Group: The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 17.8 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra provides employment opportunities to over 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services  and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2015, Mahindra & Mahindra was recognized as the Best Company for CSR in India in a study by the Economic Times. In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category in 2013.

About Teamwork Arts
: For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India. In countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, Teamwork produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities. Teamwork produces one of the world’s largest free literary gatherings, the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, international festivals Shared History in South Africa, Eye on India in the United States of America, India by the Bay in Hong Kong, and many more.
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GoCoop receives India’s first National Award for ‘Marketing of Handlooms (E-Commerce)’

GoCoop receives India’s first National Award for ‘Marketing of Handlooms (E-Commerce)’

Bangalore, August 8, 2016:
GoCoop, an online Marketplace established with the objective of providing a platform to weaver and artisan co-operatives and community based enterprises in rural India, has received the 1st National Award for outstanding contribution in the field of 'Marketing of Handloom Products (e-Commerce)’.

GoCoop’s Founder & CEO, Mr. Siva Devireddy received the award from Hon. Textiles Minister, GOI Smt. Smriti Irani at the Celebration of 2nd National Handloom Day in Varanasi on August 7th. GoCoop is the first organisation to receive the award in this category.


We are proud of this achievement and take the opportunity to thank our weavers & artisans, customers, partners & team in supporting us through this journey says Siva Devireddy. He also mentioned that he is very thankful to the encouraging leadership of the Textile Ministry and Development Commissioner Handlooms, GOI. This focus on technology and direct linkage of weavers with market should bring in positive change in the handloom industry in the years to come.


The India Handloom Brand was launched on the 1st National Handloom Day last year & GoCoop is an empanelled eCommerce platform by DC Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to provide online eCommerce Marketplace platform to market & sell India Handloom Brand & other handloom products. The platform currently supports weavers & artisans from over 8 states, 40 clusters, 250 co-operatives with over 50,000 artisans selling over 20,000 products.


Mr Siva Devireddy, Founder & Managing Director, GoCoop.com says, India is officially estimated to have over 9 million artisans and we are gradually seeing a decline not only in the livelihoods but also in our traditional arts and crafts in the process. The key challenge faced today by our weavers and artisans is the inadequate demand and unfair pricing for their produce. There is an urgent need to create better market access for our artisans and weavers and make the markets more equitable to the producers.

GoCoop unlike other eCommerce portals actually works closely with the co-operatives & community based organisations in the Handloom clusters to enable them to sell their products online and in the process of packing and shipping the products. GoCoop also supports the artisans in merchandising and product development through trainings & educational workshops.  The objective is to not only provide marketing linkage but also improve their design, quality and efficiency in the process.


GoCoop started the #ILoveHandlooms movement last year to celebrate the love for Handlooms. This campaign was an initiative to encourage handloom lovers to share their stories & reasons for their love for handlooms & reinstate pride in wearing handlooms which is indeed the need of the hour.


GoCoop aims to change and enable sustainable livelihoods for weavers & artisans through  global marketplace http://www.GoCoop.com
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Loomba Foundation honours widows on International Widows Day (23rd June) and commemorates this important day by organising a special event in Ludhiana in India



 June 23, Ludhiana: The Loomba Foundation marked International Widows Day at an event which was held in Ludhiana.  The Foundation, which works to empower disadvantaged widows around the world, commemorated widows, by inviting them to talk about their struggles and how the skills training provided by the Loomba Foundation impacted their lives.

Loomba Foundation honours widows on International Widows Day (23rd June) and commemorates this important day by organising a special event in Ludhiana in India


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, had officially recognized International Widows Day on 23rd June 2010 at the 65th UN General Assembly.

 “International Widows Day is a very special day for us. Every year we try to mark this day as a promise to all the widows we support, that we will continuously strive to give them social standing and perish the taboos of widowhood. We are currently empowering over 15,000 impoverished widows and educating thousands of children of poor widows in India. This event will give us a chance to honor the strength of these widows and give them a platform to speak about how their lives have changed after receiving skills training.” said Lord Loomba, Founder & Chairman Trustee of The Loomba Foundation, in a statement.

As per the World Widow’s report which was launched at the United Nations CWS 60 Parallel event in New York on 17th March earlier this year, there are 259 million widows and 584 million dependent children around the world. Many of these widows live in poverty, facing gender discrimination and victim to taboos such as witchcraft or being unclean.

The past year had been significant for Loomba Foundation’s work in India, especially since the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi recently launched The Loomba Foundation’s project in Varanasi, by distributing sewing machines to empower over 5000 widows.



About The Loomba Foundation
 The Loomba Foundation has championed the cause of widows since it was first established by Lord and Lady Loomba in 1997 with a pledge to educate at least 100 children of poor widows in each of India’s 29 states within a decade – a target it achieved in seven years. In 2005 the Foundation launched International Widows Day to be held as a global day of action on 23 June each year, and mounted a campaign which resulted in the unanimous adoption of International Widows Day by the United Nations General Assembly five years later. Today, The Loomba Foundation is a UN ECOSOC-accredited NGO specialising in this issue. Lord Loomba, Founder and Chairman Trustee of The Loomba Foundation and Vice-Chair of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Sustainable Development Goals, told the meeting that The Loomba Foundation will continue its research and advocacy work to bring about the cultural change that is needed to eradicate this issue.

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Quintessentially a true Banarasi experience at Brijrama Palace



 March 29 2016,  12.44 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

With such a scenic and pious location on the banks of the holy river Ganga, Brijrama is indeed the jewel of Varanasi. A palatial hotel, which was once the residence of Maharaja Darbanga and his wife, the palace dates back to 1798 and has one of India’s oldest lifts. Telling more about the property’s distinct features and charm, Udit Kumar, Joint Managing Director, 1589 Hotels, shares more.


Quintessentially a true Banarasi experience at Brijrama Palace

Quintessentially a true Banarasi experience at Brijrama Palace
Inputs by Mr. Udit Kumar, Joint Managing Director, 1589 Hotels:

Having taken over the charge of the palace a decade ago, there has been a constant effort to restore the palace to its original charm. The palace is his Grandfather’s much cherished project, who took it upon himself to give this project life. Being the resident of Varanasi himself, it has been completed by him along with the professional guidance of renowned architects. Given the city’s cultural lineage and company’s immense fondness for this city, the location couldn’t have been better.

Hinting upon the property’s uniqueness, Udit says “Brijrama is truly one of a kind. Today, all luxury hotels offer the same services, from personal butlers to a highly efficient and operative concierge. We have all of this and in the luxury segment, such services seldom set properties apart. Our most outstanding feature is the essence of the Varanasi Ghats, undeniably, an exceptional one. The palace is located on the banks of river Ganga, you arrive at the hotel via a Bajra (traditional banarasi boat) on which you are checked in to your room. The F&B outlets of the property overlook the Awe Inspiring view of River, Ghats and the Sunrise to Sunset. Here guests can experience at leisure the Serenity and Heritage of the oldest living city.”

He further says, “During its restoration, we came across multiple carvings and sculptures emulating our national bird, the peacock and as a result the palace carries the same theme forward. The Palace has 32 keys, 3 F&B outlets and an Al Fresco venue to accommodate approximately 100 people . Brijrama is a palace which will provide an uber luxury experience to the guest.  We are also keen in restoring the beauty and charm of the ghats and is one of the few fighting for the cleanliness of the holy river Ganga.”

Adding further, Udit shares, “The complete palace has been furnished with pure Banarasi silk. We have come down to the simple things that Varanasi offers and we bring that to our guests, from chai being served in Kulhads to types of thandai and the most famous Aalu ka rassa. The interiors of the palace have been carefully hand painted with primarily gold leaf work to provide royal aesthetics to the guests. There are so many facets that truly set this property apart.  For someone looking to experience Varanasi and luxury; this is definitely a setting where they should be heading to.”

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