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The Holy city Varanasi is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Popularly known as the Spiritual capital of India, Varanasi has numerous pilgrims to offer for religious and ritual purposes.
The city has been the home to many Hindu scriptures from the 11th century B.C. As per historians, the city has evolved with several names ranging from Anandakanana to Avimukataka to now named Varanasi, from the combination of two river tributaries known as Varuna and Asi.
Further, Varanasi flourished as a commercial hub during the Aryan rule, and that is why it forms the central nucleus of the Aryan religion. Even Chinese travelers contributed a lot to the descriptions of this beautiful city. Though there was some difficulty faced during the Muslim rule, however, Varanasi managed to gain its independent status in the 18th century. But now, it comes under U.P.
Some interesting facts about Varanasi are also presented: Firstly, It has been the chief civilization center from the past 300 years ago. Secondly, people visit this place to attain salvation. Thirdly, it is the only place to have 84 ghats in the world. Fourthly, it is considered as the birthplace of Parsvanath. Fifthly, it has the world’s biggest university teaching Hindu Vedas. Sixthly, this place has strong beliefs for the marriages of frogs, which are celebrated with great zest. Lastly, many festivals are carried here with pomp and show.
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