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    काशी धन्यतमा विमुक्तनगरी सालङ्कृता गङ्गया तत्रेयं मणिकर्णिका सुखकरी मुक्तिर्हि तत्किङ्करी । स्वर्लोकस्तुलितः सहैव विबुधैः काश्या समं ब्रह्मणा काशी क्षोणितले स्थिता गुरुतरा स्वर्गो लघुत्वं गतः ॥ ३ ॥

    The ciry of Kasi as decorated by river Ganges as a very blessed town, And there Manikarnika is pleasant and is like a maidservant called “salvation”, And even the heavens, as well as the land of Brahma, are weighed and compared to Kasi, And being heavier Kasi is down on earth and Heavens being light are on the top. ॥ 3 ॥