|The SiteMalaviya was determined to obtain the sacred land on which Benares
Hindu University stands today. That piece of land belonged to the Raja of Benares. The
Raja said, "I am prepared to pay you as much money as you want but please do not ask
me for that land. I am deeply attached
to it." But by God's grace, Malaviy was able to secure the same land as a gift on
the auspicious day Makara Sankranti.