Varanasi is also commonly known as Kashi and Banaras. Varanasi is a city located besides of the River Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh India regarded as sacred by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Varanasi is one of the oldest populated cities in the world. Varanasi is a holy city in Hinduism, being one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for Hindus. Varanasi city is also one the Shakti Peethas and one of the twelve Jyotir Linga sites in India.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Varanasi city has the temple of Lord Kashi Vishwanath. The temple is in the heart of this Varanasi city that there stands in its fullest majesty the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in which is enshrined the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha. Here gravitate the teeming millions of India to seek benediction and spiritual peace by the darshan of this Jyotirlinga which confers liberation from the bondages of maya and the inexorable entanglements of the world.

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