the former name of Varanasi
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How to use Benares in a sentence
Several German and English missionaries reside in the neighbourhood of Benares, and go constantly to the town to preach.
The revenues of his own possessions amount to half as much more; but with all this, he is not so well off as the Rajah of Benares.
They are higher, more capacious, and finer buildings than those of Benares, with the exception of the Bisvishas.
I found here the handsomest bungalow I had seen during the whole journey from Benares to Bombay.
Buddha travels slowly to the sacred city of Benares, converting by the way even Brahmans themselves.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord