Definition of Varanasi in English:

Varanasi

proper noun

  • A city on the Ganges River, in Uttar Pradesh, in northern India; population 1,200,600 (est. 2009). It is a holy city and a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, who undergo ritual purification in the Ganges.

    Former name Benares

Pronunciation:

Varanasi

/vəˈränəsē/