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  • 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. Population: 1,100,000.

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  • proper n. A large city in India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Last week, the Indian science fiction writers met in Varanasi to discuss the future and perils of science fiction writing in India.

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  • Wow Bhumika, thanks for this .. it is really incredible about the situation in Varanasi!

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  • March 2006: Bombs at Hindu temple and railway station in Varanasi kill 15

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  • Varanasi is not a well planned constructed city, It got fame because of Ganga and Kasi temple (If you visiting here you have to give up one of your bad habits if you following any) ...

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  • Weavers in Varanasi used around 200,000 condoms a day to lubricate their looms and to polish the gold and silver thread used to embroider the saris they produced.

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  • Even today, people in Varanasi bathe in the unbelievably filthy Ganges in order to cleanse themselves in water made pure by sacred trust.

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  • A little Beeb tells us that weavers in Varanasi rub condoms - state issue if they can get them - on their looms 'shuttles, to soften them, thereby speeding up the weaving process.

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  • I thought I would choose a town like Varanasi, which is the oldest city in India.

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