Varanasi City Full Stamp Sheet 5Rs - 2016
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Department of India Post issued Rs. 5 stamp commemorating Varanasi City. Banaras as most commonly called was officially renamed in 1956 as Varanasi, a name given to the city by adding the names of two holy rivers Varana and Asi which meet the river Ganges. It was first known as Kashi, which means where the supreme light shines, when it was the capital of the kingdom of the same name. This great north Indian center of Shiva worship has seen the progress of human civilization since very ancient time. The stamp depicts a scene from Varanasi City.
45 Stamps of each 500 Paise (5 Rs)