Varanasi is said to be the oldest surviving city of the world. Varanasi is also called as Kashi or Benaras. Being the most venerated pilgrim place in Hindu religion, Varanasi is said to be a museum of temples. Also called the city of temples, Varanasi is home to about 2,000 temples. People from all parts of India as well as the world come to Varanasi to visit these temples, making the holy temples of Varanasi amongst the most visited temples in India. Many important and famous temples are located at Ganga Ghats (river front), adding to the religious value of the holy river, Ganges.
Most of the temples that are located on the Ganga Ghats are old and
date back to the medieval period. According to legends the first Siva
Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light, came through the earth here and
flared into the sky. Therefore Varanasi is also called Kashi, "the
City of Light." The Kashi Vishwanath temple, located near the Ganga
Ghats, is the most famous and important temple of Varanasi. In this
temple resides the guardian of the holy city, Lord Shiva. Other
important temples of Varanasi are the new Vishwanath temple, the Sankat
Mochan temple, the Durga temple, the Kal Bhairav temple and the
The temples of Varanasi attract a large number of pilgrims and visitors throughout the year. Varanasi is also called as the city of temples.
Varanasi : Temples of Varanasi
Temples of Varanasi
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