Since the country came into British hands, a great impetus had been given to the erection of temples, and to the manufacture of idols, in Northern India
??he love for idolatry, is so deep seated and intense in the breast of Hindu, that it is a common thing for both men and women to worship little gods from mud or clay and after paying divine honors to them, throw them away.
The city of Benares, whose antiquity is very great, is robbed of much of the glory which is justly her due.
Sakya Muni, the last and only really historical Buddha, on attaining the mysterious condition of Buddhahood under the Bodhi tree and the neighbourhood of Gaya, travelled to Benares