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About Banaras Hindu University

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Banaras Hindu University is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. This Creative and innovative university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in 1916 with cooperation of great personalities like Dr Annie Besant, who viewed it as the University of India. Banaras Hindu University was under the Parliamentary legislation - B.H.U. Act 1915. It played a stellar role in the independence movement and has developed into the greatest center of learning in India. It has produced many great freedom fighters and builders of modern India and has immensely contributed to the progress of the nation through a large number of renowned scholars, artists, scientists and technologists who have graced its portals. The area of the main campus of this premiere Central University is 1300 acres, having well maintained roads, extensive greenery, a temple, an air strip and buildings which are an architectural delight. Bharat Kala Bhavan, the reputed museum of the university, is a treasure trove of rare collections. The 927 bed hospital of the University is equipped with all the modern a menities. A large number of students from foreign countries like the U.S.A, the countries of Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa etc., come to study here. The university has taken a leadership role in promoting new ideas, the spirit of integration of the world, and cultivation of intellect and culture. Banaras Hindu University is small virtually a universe in microcosm.

(Adapted from https://new.bhu.ac.in/Site/Page/1_2_32_65_Main-Site-About-BHU)

Reaching BHU

Varanasi is well connected by road, rail and air with all the major cities of India. By rail, Banaras Hindu University is located 9 km away from the Varanasi Junction and 20 km away from the Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction at Mughalsarai. The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 30 km away. Round the clock Auto/Taxi services are available from railway stations and airport. More details on reaching the campus can be obtained from https://www.bhu.ac.in/aboutus/howtoreach.php.

About Varanasi

Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Mark Twain, the English author and literature, who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Benaras, once wrote, “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. The land of Varanasi has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for ages. The city is a center of learning and civilization for over 3000 years. Knowledge, philosophy, culture, devotion to Gods, Indian arts and crafts have all flourished here for centuries. Varanasi is associated with promotion of spiritualism, mysticism, Sanskrit, yoga and Hindi language and honored authors such as the ever-famous novelist Prem Chand and Tulsi Das, the famous saint-poet who wrote Ram Charit Manas. Aptly called as the cultural capital of India, Varanasi has provided the right platform for all cultural activities to flourish. Many exponents of dance and music have come from Varanasi. Ravi Shankar, the internationally renowned Sitar maestro and Ustad Bismillah Khan, (the famous Shehnai player) are all sons of the blessed city or have lived here for major part of their lives. With a number of temples, Mrs. Annie Besant chose Varanasi as the home for her ‘Theosophical Society’ and Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, to institute ‘Benares Hindu University, the biggest University in Asia. Ayurveda is said to be originated at Varanasi and is believed to be the basis of modern medical sciences such as plastic surgery, cataract and calculus surgeries. Maharshi Patanjali, the preceptor of Ayurveda and Yoga, was also affiliated with this holy city. Varanasi is also famous for its trade and commerce, especially for the finest silks and gold and silver brocades, since the early days.

(Source: https://varanasi.nic.in/history/)

Weather at Varanasi

The weather of Varanasi in the month of December remains pleasant with the temperature ranging from 15-28°C. However, mild woollen garments will make the stay more comfortable.