Varanasi – India’s oldest city

Varanasi - river shore

Varanasi (Skt. वरणासी), Kashi (Hindi काशी), Benares (Hindi बनारस) – these are all the names of one of the most ancient cities in the world. It’s often called “Varanasi city of the dead”. In fact, there are far fewer dead in this place than in any other city, because they are burned here. Hindus do … Read more