Varanasi, the abode of Lord Siva has also emberaced other sects including Vaisnavism. If Siva is Nataraja or Natesa, Krsna is known as Natavara dancing with gopis. There are traditions which reveal that Kashi was once a Vaisnava stronghold. In the medieval period many Vaisnava saints from different quarters thronged to Varanasi to peach and popularise their fatih. The book projects the Vaisnava contribution to Varanasi in literature, sculptural and other artistic renderings, visual and performing arts, temples, festivals and ceremonies.