Sunrise in Varanasi
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“Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” (Mark Twain)
According to legend, the city was founded by the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva, around 5,000 years ago, thus making it one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the country. It is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus. Many Hindu scriptures, including the Rigveda, Skanda Purana, Ramayana, and the Mahabharata, mention the city.