CONTENTS:- 1. Vaisnava Contributions to Kasi: An Introduction; 2. Vaisnava Contribution to Radiance of Kasi; 3. Splendour of Kasi in Mahabharata; 4. The Mediaeval Vaisnava Bhakti Movement and Kasi; 5. Vaisnava Image of Kasi; 6. Vaisnava Ideology of Kabira; 7. Vaisnava Adoration; 8. Kasi: The Abode of Lilas; 9. Pustimargiya Vaisnava Tradition in Kasi; 10. Contribution of Vaisnava Saints of Maharashtra of Maharashtra of Kasi; 11. Vaisnava Haveli Music; 12. Vaisnava Texture of Kasi: An Antiquarian Perspective; 13. Visnu in the art of Kasi; 14. Vaisnava Images of Kasi; 15. A Copy of "Bhagavata bhakha" Illustrated in Kasi.
Varanasi, the abode of Lord Siva has also embraced other sects including Vaisnavism. If Siva is Natraja or Natesa, Krsna is known as Natavara dancing with gopis. There are traditions which reveal that Kashi was once a Vaisnava stronghold. In the medieval period many Vaisnava saints from different quarters thronged to Varanasi to preach and popularize their faith. The book projects the Vaisnava contribution to Varanasi in literature, sculptural and other artistic renderings, visual and performing arts, temples, festivals and ceremonies.