- a former name of Varanasi.
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Historical Examples of banaras
The Raja approved entirely of p. 252this measure, and determined to end his days at Banaras, and thus to secure a place in heaven.
He instantly departed by post, and was in the dominions of Nepal before any one suspected that he had left Banaras.
- a variant spelling of Benares
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