Varanasi, the holiest pilgrim center of Hindus

April 10, 2008 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

Varanasi (also called with the name Benaras and Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Many names have been given to Varanasi, though its recently revived official appellation is mentioned in the Mahabharata and in the Jataka tales of Buddhism. It probably derives from the two rivers that flank the city, the Varana to the north an

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