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At the time of the 2011 census, there were a total of 8 blocks and 1329 villages in this district.Varanasi grew as an important industrial centre, famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture.Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BCE when he gave his first sermon, "The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma", at nearby Sarnath.The city's religious importance continued to grow in the 8th century, when Adi Shankara established the worship of Shiva as an official sect of Varanasi.The old city is located on the north shores of the Ganges, bounded by Varuna and Assi.
One of Asia's largest residential universities is Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
Hindus believe that death in the city will bring salvation, making it a major centre for pilgrimage.
The city is known worldwide for its many ghats, embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions.
It is regarded as one of seven holy cities (Sapta Puri) which can provide Moksha; Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanchi, Avanti, and Dvārakā are the seven cities known as the givers of liberation.
2014 excavations found artefacts dating to 800 BCE and finds at Aktha and Ramnagar, two sites very near to Varanasi, show them to be from 1800 BCE, supporting the view that the Varanasi area was inhabited by this time.
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Several other major figures of the Bhakti movement were born in Varanasi, including Kabir and Ravidas.