Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Banaras, is a holy city for Hindus and pilgrims who come to dip in the holy Ganges River. There are also several important Hindu temples; the most famous is the Vishvanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Evening Ganga Aarti performed at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi is very popular. Varanasi is well known for having excellent educational establishments because of Banaras University. Sunrise boat ride along the holy Ganges River is also a very beautiful experience.