Varanasi is well known all over India for its production of fine silk and Banarasi saris. Silk weaving industry is dominant in Varanasi. A number of Muslims called as Momin Ansari Muslims are involved in the manufacturing industry. Due to its intricate design and finest silk the Banarasi saris are used on wedding and some other special occasions. Ansari is the name given to the Muslims who belong to a weaver community. Ansari means “helper” in Arabic. Weaving is generally done in the household. From generations they are working in the weaving industry. It’s an art, it’s a culture, it’s a heritage product but it’s a dying art.
There are many villages in Varanasi that attract tourists, and are famous for some reason or due to some great legends like Lamhi is famous for great poet Munsi Premchand, some villages like Sarai Mohana or Daniyalpur and Lallapura are famous for silk viewing, Chiraigaon is famous for special variety of Guava and Rameshwar Village is famous for Ashram and Sanskrit Schools
Here, we will be visiting the house of Chiraigu and meeting the natives. We will get to know about the day to day life of the villagers with their way of livelihood.
Sarai Mohana villages in Varanasi,
The Sarai Mohana is well known for its silk weaving as most of the locals here are indulge in silk weaving. The Banarasi sarees made by these waivers are among the finest saris in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery and worn by Indian women on the occasions of festivals, in a marriage party. These saris are mostly used by Indian bride. The Varanasi saree is just one example of the unique collection of art and culture of the country. In the village of Sarai Mohana, we will get to know with the craftsmanship of the weavers with their distinct design. The people of Sarai Mohana are working hard on designing these sarees to keep its uniqueness. And to get result, a sari can take from 15 days to a one month and sometimes up to six months to complete. Later, we will return to Varanasi for a night stay.
Daniyalpur Village in Varanasi
This village is pollution free and safe also. It is around 10 km from Varanasi city
During your visit to Daniyalpur village you can visit the Cattle farm, Agriculture fields and also very famous for Papaya farms. You will get to know about the day to day life of the villagers with their way to livelihood.
Most of the locals are also indulge in silk weaving. The Banarasi sarees made by these weavers are among the finest sari in India worn by Indian women on the occasion of festivals and marriage party.
The village is situated on the bank of River Varuna on the sacred Path of Varanasi. During our visit to Rameshwar village we will visit their Cattle and Agricultural Farm. We will also visit the Sanskrit school and Ashrams situated in the village.