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Varanasi Temples

Varanasi Temples

Introduction
Know about Varanasi temples list having names & short description. As we all know that for pilgrimage in Uttar Pradesh tourism, Varanasi is the best place to visit. City is known for different names. It is also called as City of Light, as Forest of Bliss, as Epicenter of Hinduism etc is one of the oldest surviving cities of India which may date back centuries ago. There is an estimate of about 2000+ temples being in existence in Varanasi city. However, most of temples are hardly 300-500 years ago and none of the temples is more than 700 year ago as many major temples in Varanasi were vandalized, broken, tormented and dismantled by the arrogant, impractical, irrational, annoying and disastrous unjust Islamic invasion and conquest by Muslim rulers right from the start of 12th century and continuing till the early 17th century. This period was straight attack on Indian culture, tradition & harmony. Hindu population of the city felt very stressed and was literally unable to do anything to stop this as they were outnumbered and lashed out by the armed soldiers cavalries of Islamic Jihadi kings such as Moughal rulers, Lodhi rulers, the Tughlaq dynasty, the khans, the Ghazanvis, the Ai-beks etc. Yet, these Jihadi rulers were not able to stop the spirit of Sanatan Dharma which flowed as blood in the veins of Varanasi and its people. Many Hindu rulers from time to time, like the Rajputs of Rajasthan, The Marathas of Maharashtra, the Peshwas, The Holkars, the Local Hindu rulers of Central MP etc made timely efforts to restore the broken temples, ghats etc and their hard work which they did by playing on the lines of fire to restore the symbols of their faith did paid them nice heeds and the result is what we see today the many temples, the ghats, the monasteries, the ashrams of Varanasi and nearby which now are there to be forever and no more Islamic vandalism present anywhere to even touch it or threaten it. 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 Shiva 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. People come to Varanasi or Banaras for seeing and visiting such unique temples which are not to be found anywhere else in India. It is therefore no wonder that wherever you turn, you come across a temple. Some are ancient, some recent, and the others fall somewhere in between. Some are architecturally beautiful; some have an interesting history, while the others attract you simply for their sanctity. It is difficult for any research scholar, travel company, traveler, adventure excursionist etc to make an exact complete list of all temples present in Varanasi as with the expansion of city, temples count is also increasing still their are some popular temples, maths, ashrams in city which are frequently visited by tourists and remain as tourist attraction for visitors. Here we have listed some of the prominent temples in Varanasi.

Varanasi Temples List
Here we have tried to provide names of some very popular Varanasi temples which are frequently visited by tourists and local citizens.
Popular Varanasi Temples
Sankat Mochan Temple
Tulsi Manas Temple
Durga Temple
Bharat Mata Temple
Batuk Bhairav Temple
New Vishwanath Temple
Kaal Bhairav Temple
Gauri Kedareshwar Temple
Kardameshwara Mahadev Temple
Tridev Temple
Purabmukhi Shanidev Temple

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