Varanasi  

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Varanasi is a city on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) in Uttar Pradesh. It is holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism. Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation.

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