Banaras – Kashi – the oldest living city in the world, is described as a microcosm of Indian civilization. The multiple richness of Banaras invokes many different interpretation. The most significant of them is that Banaras is regarded as the greatest of all tirthas, Crossing Place, a ‘transitional zone’ to cosmic reality and a portal of spiritual liberation. The aura of divine presence envelopes Kashi much more than any other place. It is said that when Brahma weighed the sky with its Gods against Kashi, Kashi being heavier sank down to earth, and the sky soared above.