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Historical Facts


Some Historical Facts About Kashi

  • Lord Buddha started the propagation of Buddhism from Kashi only.
  • Kashi is the birth place of four Jain Tirthankars, including Lord Parshvanath.
  • The Great Ashoka Pillar, made by King Ashoka the Great, which is the national emblem of India was also excavated & exhibited in Kashi.
  • Saint Tulsidas wrote Ramcharitmanas and established the shrine of Sankat Mochan Hanuman in Kashi.
  • Saint Kabir Das and Saint Ravidas were also born in Kashi.
  • Adi Shankaracharya’s feet’s impression and his Dand (Stick) is kept for darshana in Kashi.