Varanasi ,also known as Kashi and Banaras is the worlds oldest city

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Kashi and Kashi Viswanath is holy place for Hindus, Every person wish to visit Kashi atleast once in life time, immersion in Ganga river will remove all ailments and impurities of the body

Kashi is known as the Varanasi or Banaras, it is the oldest city in the world

The Kashi is the oldest city in the world, it was there since the start of history, there is lot prominence for Kashi city in the cultures of Hindu, Buddha and Jains. Kashi is the most important pilgrim centre to Hindus.
Kashi is the main city in the banks of Ganga River, Lord Kashi Viswanath Temple is located in Kashi, there is a belief that Kashi Viswanath Darshan (visiting Kashi Viswanath at Temple after the bath at Ganga rivar will remove all sins, there is a wish of every Hindu to get death at Kashi, it is a tradition to Hindus the immersion of bones(remains of skeletal body after death)in Ganga River

Kashi is famous for Educational, spiritual and cultural centre

Kashi is biggest Educational centre, City of Cultural centre, city of Scholars, spiritual centre and centre of Seri-culture, we can find old buildings and so many bathing places(Ghattas), In Manikarnika Ghat daily death ceremonies are performed by pilgrims, due to the holiness of Ganga river, it is a belief that Ganga River obsorb and remove the utmost impurities,so Hindus prefer to visit Kashi and bath in Ganga River ,Hindus collect holy ganga water in small copper pots and bring it to their homes and keep it in their worship rooms (Pooja Place),it is Indian tradition also ,Hindus use these Ganga river water for coronations (Abhishekams) and in worshipping of god.

Every Hindus wish is to visit holy place Kashi atleast once life time, now there are lot of transport facilities like Air,Train and bus routes are available to visit the holy city of Kashi, this Kashi city is located in Utter Pradesh of India


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author avatar James R. Coffey
17th Jan 2011 (#)

Very interesting. As an anthropologist, I would be very interested in knowing your source that says this is the oldest city.

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author avatar Deepak kumar
13th Sep 2012 (#)

i like this place.

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author avatar Deepak kumar
13th Sep 2012 (#)

i like this place and river ganga my fabrate place.

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