Definition of Varanasi in English:

Varanasi

Syllabification: Va·ra·na·si
Pronunciation: /vəˈränəsē
 
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  • A city on the Ganges River, in Uttar Pradesh, in northern India; population 1,200,600 (est. 2009). It is a holy city and a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, who undergo ritual purification in the Ganges. Former name Benares.

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