Considered as one of India’s premiere universities, the Banaras Hindu University (commonly known as BHU) is spread over 1,350 acres of land located in Varanasi, India. World-famous and said to be Asia’s biggest residential university, BHU is a public university that boasts a total of over 24,000 enrolled students in campus, consisting of both Indians and foreign students. It is also ranked 3rd according to India Today’s Top 45 Universities as of 2011.
The land it sits on was donated by the hereditary ruler of Banaras of the Kingdom of Kashi, Kashi Naresh. He is deeply revered by the people of Varanasi as a reincarnation of Lord Shiva and the chief cultural patron and a religious leader. [Read more…]