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a former name of Varanasi.
Historical Examples

Early in the cold weather we returned to Benares, and resumed our work there.
Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 James Kennedy

He was born in Benares in 1803, and educated at Norwich, England.
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic

That 6th of July, 1857, at Benares can never be obliterated from the memory of any one who was there.
Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 James Kennedy

Benares is sacred because here Buddha first made his residence.
The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch

Mr. Hastings had a public spy, in the person of the Resident, at Benares, and he had a private spy there in another person.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12) Edmund Burke

Benares has been and still continues to be the centre of our Sanskrit culture.
Creative Unity Rabindranath Tagore

Think you that they entertained the same consideration for the bulls and the monkeys at Benares as the British now entertain?
Wanderings in India John Lang

And Benares is so important that I must give more than a paragraph to my impressions of it.
Where Half The World Is Waking Up Clarence Poe

And those two brothers went in a moment with that fair-eyed one to Benares, travelling through the air.
The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta

Most of the temples in Benares, too, are as far from cleanliness as they are from godliness.
Where Half The World Is Waking Up Clarence Poe

the former name of Varanasi


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