Holy City!

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

This great postcard comes from Som, who is from India. It shows the holy city of Varanasi, which is located on the banks of the Ganges in Utar Pradesh. The city is the holiest of the 7 sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism and has also played an important role in the Buddhist faith. Varanasi is also the oldest continuously inhabited city in India, as it was (according to legend) founded by the Hindu god, Shiva. Only 29% of the city’s 1.4 million inhabitants are employed and those that are employed work mostly in manufacturing. It’s very interesting to know about a holy city in a faith other than Islam and Catholicism. Thank you for this great postcard Som!