Banaras: Walks Through India's Sacred Cityby Majumdar, Nandini
- ISBN: 9788174369161
Author: Majumdar, Nandini
Languages: English, French
Number Of Pages: 176
Package Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
Release Date: 07-12-2014
Details: Banaras is a city on the banks of the river Ganges. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. It is regarded as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is portrayed beautifully through Majumdar's captivating perspective on different walks around the city. Banaras witnesses thousands of devout Hindus who journey to the banks of the Ganga to wash their sins away. The ghats and the riot of colours only add to the character of this city. Banaras now known as Varanasi is also a major tourist attraction and welcomes thousands from around the world.