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Know more about the holy city of India, Varanasi

New Delhi: India has many holy places like Varanasi, Haridwar, Ujjain, Kancheepuram, Somnath, Puri, Badrinath and Kedarnath, but among them Varanasi is considered the Eternal City, older than Rome. Varanasi is said to be the

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Updated on: August 23, 2014 8:16 IST

Hindus perform the last rites of their relatives here as it is believed that after the ashes of the dead are immersed in river Ganga,  the sins of  a lifetime will be washed away. 

There are at least 84 Ghats.

Not only the ghats, Varanasi is also home to many temples.

These temples date back to the 18th century.

Some famous temples include: The Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva; the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple; and the Durga Temple known for the band of monkeys that reside in the large trees nearby.

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