Banaras as most commonly called was officially renamed in 1956 as Varanasi, a name given to the city by adding the names of two holy rivers “Varana” and “Asi” which meet the river Ganges with in 6 miles. It was first known as Kashi, which means “where the supreme light shines”, when it was the capital of the kingdom of the same name in about 500 BC. The Great north Indian center of Shiva worship has been the progress of human civilization since very ancient time and is the most visited pilfrimage destination in all of India. Because of this the city is considered as the cultural and religious capital of India. Varanasi is also notable centre of education. Varanasi has not only maintained the religious and cultural importance attached to the city but also has added a flavor of historical importance to attract the tourists from all over the world. Department of Posts is pleased to release a Commemorative stamp on Varanasi City.
24-10-2016: Varanasi City A commemorative postage stamp
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SKU: INDS09000782312067 Category: Stamps
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