Know that the city is holy for Hindus and also for Buddhists. This is because lord Buddha decided to have his speeches in an area known as Sarnath. Sarnath is one of the 4 pilgrim places for Buddhists in the country. Jains also think of Varanasi as a holy city as the 23rd Tirthankar is said to be born in the area. Surprisingly, it also has some Islamic influence in its custom and traditions. As a result of this, Varanasi is considered to be a combination of Hindu and Muslim cultures. The city gets great attention as Hindus come here to find Moksha and Buddhists visit to experience nirvana.
It is internationally called Varanasi and was selected by lord Shiva to be his and his wife Parvati’s house as there are a lot of pools, rivers, streams and immense forests around. Various historians say that the place was amazing and lovely and was difficult to be overlooked by humans. This is known as the cultural capital of India.