Varanasi

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Va·ra·na·si

 (və-rä′nə-sē) also Be·na·res (bə-när′əs, -ēz) or Ba·na·ras (-när′əs)
A city of northeast-central India on the Ganges River southeast of Lucknow. One of India's oldest cities, it is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site with some 1,500 temples, palaces, and shrines.

Varanasi

(vəˈrɑːnəsɪ)
n
(Placename) a city in NE India, in SE Uttar Pradesh on the River Ganges: probably dates from the 13th century bc; an early centre of Aryan philosophy and religion; a major place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists, with many ghats along the Ganges; seat of the Banaras Hindu University (1916), India's leading university, and the Sanskrit University (1957). Pop: 1 100 748 (2001). Former names: Benares or Banaras

Va•ra•na•si

(vəˈrɑ nə si)

n.
a city in SE Uttar Pradesh, in NE India, on the Ganges River. 932,399. Formerly, Benares.
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Varanasi

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