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Bhadohi is the carpet city of India, and boasts of the largest number of hand knotted carpets in the entire South Asia. Background of the vintage carpet manufacturing city of Bhadohi: It is also known by the name Sant Ravidas Nagar District was segregated from the main city of Banaras (revered as the city of Lord Shiva) in 1994. The art of Carpet weaving in this region goes back to the 16th century, at some point in the supremacy of the famous Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is assumed that rug weaving in this region was set up ages ago by Persian master weavers while passing through the Indian subcontinent, stopped over at Madhosingh villag in Bhadohi and setting up looms out there.