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INTERNATIONAL, PEER REVIEWED/REFEREED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY,BIANNUAL,BILINGUAL, OPEN ACCESS,INDEXED JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES Volume 07 (01):2020 proposed on 31st January 2020 Last Date of Submission 30 Nov 2019 Publication Date 31st January 2020(Online), 15 Fabruary 2020 (Print)

Educational System of Kashi: From Vedic Period to the Begining of Modern Era

Chandra Prakash Singh

Affiliations:

  1. Associate Professor, Dept. of History, West Campus, Post Graduate Centre, Saharsa, Bihar, INDIA

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Varanasi , also known as Benaras or Kashi is a magnificent city on the bank of Ganga in Utter Pradesh,320 kilometres (200 mi) South-east of the state capital Lucknow. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation During his journey around world Mark Twain has observed about antiquity of Varanasi and writes that “Benaras is older than history ,older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. This sacred city is reckoned amongst the most primitive cities founded by the Aryan people. It is regarded, by all the Hindus as coeval with the birth of Hinduism. In present paper we have tried to understand of the history of educational system of this cultural city Kashi.

Keywords:
Kashi, Varanasi, BHU, Varuna, Assi,