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Edited & Published by Shailendra Kesari • For Online News visit: www.safariplus.co.in • Email: info@safariplus.co.in • Nov - Dec 2014 • Vol: 16 Issue: 2

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VARANASI Varanasi (also known as Kashi) as the name translates was an important centre of learning. In accordance to the Rig-Veda, the name Kashi ~ translates as the 'City of light' and truly emerged as one, in the years to follow. The city sought its name, Varanasi owing to the fitting location of it being situated on the banks of the river Ganga's tributary, Varuna. The river Ganga is defines as the elixir of life, and is an integral part of the city of Varanasi. The gushing waters of the Ganga render a very holy atmosphere to the city. The town invests in a rich historical past with relics, temples, and other places of historical and mythological interest, giving insight on the importance of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Contd to Pg 10

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