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AIR FORCE SERVICE SELECTION CENTRE- VARANASI, AFSB VARANASI, SSB VARANASI


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One of the oldest selections center of Airforce.

4 AFSB or Air Force Selection Board is located in Varanasi Cantt area of Varanasi.

The board conducts interview for entries of NDA, AFCAT, CDSE etc.

This board shortlists potential candidates having officers like qualities through a scientific testing procedure which extends for 5 days.

The board has all necessary facilities to provide a comfortable environment to the candidates during their stay at the Centre.

NOTE:

The city is priority center for afsb candidates due to its climate, cultural diversity.



History of the city

Varanasi, also called Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, city, south eastern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India.

It is located on the left bank of the Ganges (Ganga) River and is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism.

Its early history is that of the first Aryan settlement in the middle Ganges valley.

Varanasi was the capital of the kingdom of Kashi during the time of the Buddha (6th century BCE), who gave his first sermon nearby at Sarnath.

Varanasi has the finest river frontage in India, with miles of ghats, or steps, for religious bathing; an array of shrines, temples, and palaces rises tier on tier from the water’s edge.





Facts about Varanasi

Varanasi or Benaras is the oldest living city of the world, it being a chief centre of civilization for more than 3000 years.

It is thought that the person who takes his last breath in Old Varanasi will surely attain salvation. Considered as “Mahashamshana” or “the great cremation ground”; dead bodies are brought here from far – off places for cremation at Manikarnika Ghat.

It is the birth place of twenty - third Tirthankara, Parsvanath.

It is the only place in the world which has got 84 ghats, making it the city with highest number of river banks in the world.

Banaras Hindu University of Benaras is the one of the biggest universities in the world offering studies in Hindu scriptures – Vedas.

It is the place where marriage of Frog is carried out with much pomp and show.


Reporting & connectivity for Varanasi

Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi – 221002

Fax – 0542-2502836

Phone – 0542-2503853 Extn 213

Reporting Point – Cantonment side exit under Overhead Bridge (Platform No. 9), Varanasi Junction Railway Station.


Connectivity for Varanasi

Rail – Varanasi railway station

Airport – Lal Bahadur International Airport

Road – The bus terminal is located near Railway station.


Places of interest

Assi Ghat - Located far south, Assi Ghat is where pilgrims pay homage to Lord Shiva by worshipping a huge lingam situated under a peepal tree.


Dashashwamedh Ghat - The main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges river, Dashashwamedh Ghat is a flamboyant place known for its spiritual transcendence. It is common knowledge that Lord Brahma sacrificed 10 horses in a yajna here, and thus the name.


Rana Mahal Ghat - Built by Raja Rana Jagat Singh at the time when he came to the city as a pilgrim, this ghat attracts a lot of tourists day in and out. It is situated right next to a palace which is believed to be the residence of the Maharaja during the period of his pilgrimage.


Kashi Vishwanath Temple - The list of places to visit in Varanasi would be incomplete without including the famed Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and has also been referred to in the holy scriptures. The temple structure as it stands today consists of a series of smaller shrines located in the Vishwanath Galli.


Sarnath – The Famed Historical Ruin - Located 13 km northeast of Varanasi, Sarnath is among the famous Buddhist pilgrimages in India. It is a popular place to visit around Varanasi for those seeking peace and solitude after jostling their way through the frazzled ghats and gullies of Kashi.

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