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Why are currency notes kept in the hand of Varanasi Annapurna?

The Golden Annapurna of Varanasi is seen to hold currency notes in the pot in Her left hand. Mother Annapurna according to the dhyana-sloka is known to hold a pot of rice. Why are then currency notes ...
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What makes Varanasi so special? [duplicate]

I am in the city of Varanasi. I want to know what makes Varanasi so special in Vedic memory ? Are there any references to Varanasi in the Vedas ?
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Where in scriptures it is written that those who die in Varanasi will never return to this material world?

There is a common notion that those who die in Varanasi will get Mukthi. As a result, hundreds of Hindus are settling in Varanasi during their old ages. Where it is written in scriptures that those ...
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What is the description of Varanasi in scriptures?

I'm informed that real Kasi/Varanasi is different. I want to know the description of Varanasi mentioned in scriptures.