Shastrarth (debate in search for true meaning of Scriptures and philosophic aspects), is still deeply rooted in the daily lives of the people of Kashi. Every evening people assemble on the ghats at the bank of the river Ganges, flowing through the city and hold Shastrarth among themselves. One such evening, at Assi Ghat, which is the sangam (meeting point) of the Ganges with its tributary river Asi, under the Fig tree, a bunch of vibrant young enthusiasts Arvind, Shakti, Kusumakar, Ranjan and Amit, had a prolonged debate on Karm Kand (the ritualistic practices) and Vedic traditions. The hypnotic debate lasted several hours. Around mid-night it was realised that most of the current practices outside Kashi are actually not in sync with the Vedic traditions. Thus began the quest for original Vedic traditions. Gradually, when the like-minded people flocked together, it was decided to spread awareness about the actual Vedic traditions and the organisation “Kashikarkand” was born.