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Published in Int J Contemporary Medicine (2018) Vol. 6 No. 1 (128-30)

This paper posits that the lived beliefs arising from the concept of the mythical Kashi can explain the adaptive social behaviors and support systems of the residents of modern-day Varanasi. Based on the cultural and mythological beliefs of the residents, the researcher points out that the individual sees himself and his city as a whole and not as a sum of its parts. The sense of community and the understanding of the concept of fun make the individuals more resilient and adept to cope with most situations. Every individual based on their understanding of their culture, has a sense of purpose, and can identify with the shared beliefs of any other individual of that community.