- a former name of Varanasi.
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The baby's mother was a pilgrim from Benares, and her baby had been born in the South.Lotus Buds
And Benares is so important that I must give more than a paragraph to my impressions of it.
Most of the temples in Benares, too, are as far from cleanliness as they are from godliness.
He has come to Benares to seek healing in the waters of life.From Pole to Pole
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We accordingly left Benares for Calcutta towards the end of 1849.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
- the former name of Varanasi
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