Sacred cities, seven

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Sacred cities, seven. Places where Hindus can attain ānanda (bliss): (i) Ayodhyā; (ii) Mathurā; (iii) Gayā (Bodhgaya); (iv) Kāśī (Vārānasī, Benares); (v) Kāñci; (vi) Avantikā (Ujjain); (vii) Dvārakā.

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