The holy city of Varanasi has always been the ‘Moksha Dwar’ for pilgrims who visit the city with the hope of getting salvation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. The city is well known for its Kashi Vishwanath temple; a Lord Shiva Jyotirlingam. Also, the Ghats of Varanasi, the Banarasi Paan, the famous Banarasi silk are some of the other items that make Varanasi occupy a distinct place in the country’s map.
One of the most prominent cities in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is pretty different from other 71 districts in the state. At the time of the 2011 census, there was a total of 8 blocks and 1329 villages in this district.
Varanasi grew as an important industrial center, famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture. It is blieved that Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on “the setting in motion of the wheel of Dharma” on the magical land of Varanasi only around 528 BCE.