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Kashi Vishwanath temple, VaranasiVaranasi, the most popular pilgrimage point of Hindus is the abode of Lord Shiva. Situated on the bank of river Ganga, it is one of the seven holiest cities in India. The place is more than 3000 years old with a huge gathering of temples. Varanasi, the symbol of spiritualism, philosophy and mysticism has presented a plethora of great saints and individualities as Guatama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsi Das, Shankaracharaya, Ramanuja and Patanjali. Being the most venerated pilgrim spot in Hindu religion, Varanasi is said to be a museum of temples, and contributed significantly in making india a worth place to travel.

Prime Pilgrimage Attractions of Varanasi

Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Erected in the heart of the cultural capital of India, the Kashi Vishwanath temple occupies a vital role in making Varanasi a prime pilgrimage center of India. It is the center of faith for millions of Hindu devotes and the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha, is protected in the temple. Now the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a living picture of timeless cultural ethnicity and highest spiritual values. A single Darshan of Vishweshwara Jyotirlinga is regarded to value more than the Darshan of other Jyotirlingas, dotted in various parts of India. The temple opens daily at 2.30 am for Mangala Aarti. The temple is tremendously drawing attention of Hindu devotees and other pilgrims from India as well as abroad.

Durga temple: Durga temple or the "monkey temple" is one of the imperative temples of Varanasi, dedicated to Goddess Durga. It a construction of eighteenth century, situated on a rectangular tank, called the Durga Kund. According to popular belief Goddess Durga here is not a human created figure but appeared on her own in the temple. The presence of large number of monkeys in the temple denotes the name- the money temple. Thousands of Hindu devotees make their tour to Durga temple during Navaratri festival.

Varanasi GhatBharat Mata Temple:
Dedicated to Mother India, the Bharat Mata temple is the prime means of attraction of Varanasi. Located in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth campus, the temple was built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. Apart from worshiping the usual gods and goddesses in Bharat Mata Temple, it houses a relief map of India, carved out of marble.

Tulsi Manas Temple:         
Tulsi Manas Temple is counted among the famous temples of Varanasi, sited near the Durga temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama where Tulsi wrote the famous Indian epic, Ramcharitamanasa. Hindi version of the Ramayana and verses and scenes from the Ramcharitammanasa has engraved on the walls of the Tulsi Manas temple.

Nepali Temple: Built in the Nepali style of Architecture and décor the Nepali Mandir in Varanasi is successful in attracting worldwide tourist. King of Nepal made this temple on Lalita Ghat is better known as the Kathwala Temple for its incredible woodwork. So, being a temple city-Varanasi offers some significant holy shrines to capture worldwide tourist from several centuries.



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