Ramnagar is a city, just outside of Varanasi city and a municipal board in Varanasi district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Ramnagar has a fort known as Ramnagar Fort which is still the residence of the King of Varanasi (Benares). He was known as Kashi Naresh meaning king of Kashi (Ancient name of Benerss) and is still regarded by old residents of the city of Varanasi. Ramnagar Fort and its museum are the repositories of the history of the kings of Benares and since the 18th century has been the home of Kashi Naresh. Even today the Kashi Naresh is deeply revered by the people of Benares. He is the religious head and the people of Benares consider him the incarnation of Shiva. He is also the chief cultural patron and an essential part of all religious celebrations. Ramnagar is popular for Ramlila which is held annually under the aegis of the King of Varanasi.