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Banaras region a spiritual & cultural guide by Rana P. B. Singh

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Published by Indica Books in Varanasi .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India),
  • India,
  • Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)

Subjects:

  • Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh) -- guidebooks.,
  • Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India) -- Guidebooks.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementRana P.B. Singh and Pravin S. Rana.
Genreguidebooks., Guidebooks.
SeriesPilgrimage & cosmology series ;, 1
ContributionsRana, Pravin S., 1978-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1239.36.V37 S55 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination402 p. :
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3594415M
ISBN 108186569243
LC Control Number2002302078

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Back of the Book Banaras usually known as a religious and cultural centre is also famous since antiquity for its textile industry. Banaras textiles and the designs produce there were sole throughout India and exported to many foreign countries. The Buddha was shrouded in a fine Banaras cloth and kings and queens all over India used to dress with its more exquisite brocades. Another important Banaras pilgrimage route is the Nagara Pradakshina, which takes two days to complete and has seventy-two shrines. Today, a crowded, bustling, noisy, dirty city, Banaras was in antiquity an area of gently rolling hills, lush forests, and natural springs bordered by the magical waters of the river Ganges. Genre/Form: Guidebooks: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Singh, Rana P.B. Banaras region. Varanasi: Indica Books, (OCoLC) Document Type. Preview this book» What people are Banaras: vision of a living ancient tradition Winand M. Callewaert, Robert Schilder Snippet view - Common terms and phrases.