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  • Kashi Vishvanath Temple

    Kashi Vishvanath Temple

    One of the most sacred temples in India, the Kashi Vishvanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Kashi Vishwanath, one of the many manifestations of Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be a dedication to Vishvanath Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlingas in the Hindu religion. ...

  • New Vishvanath Temple

    New Vishvanath Temple

    The new Vishvanath Temple is situated inside the Banaras Hindu University campus and is also known as the Golden Temple. Beautiful and spellbinding sculptures of Hindu deities light up the walls of the temple. The temple is open to everyone irrespective of caste, creed or religion. ...

  • Panchganga Ghat

    Panchganga Ghat

    As the name suggests, Panchganga Ghat is the place where five sacred rivers converge to form an overwhelming spectacle of beauty and holiness. The five holy rivers are the Ganges, Saraswati, Yamuna, Kirana and Dhupapapa.

    The Panchganga Ghat stands as an example of Hindu-Muslim harmony. The Mosque of ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Dasaswamedha Ghat

    Dasaswamedha Ghat

    The Dasaswamedha Ghat is one of the most important religious sites in Varanasi. Mythology states that this was the place where Lord Brahma successfully performed the ritual of Dasa Ashwamedha (10 horses) sacrifice. Many temples are situated in the vicinity of the ghat and quite a few rituals are performed ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Gyan Kupa

    Gyan Kupa

    Literally meaning the ‘well of wisdom’, the Gyan Kupa is located at the entrance of the sacred Kashi Vishvanath Temple. Popular belief states that the water of the well grants spiritual enlightenment. ...

    Religious Monument
  • Durga Temple

    Durga Temple

    Built in the 18th century, the Durga Temple is a fine example of the famous Nagara style of architecture. Located on the banks of River Ganges at the Durga Ghat, the temple is dedicated to goddess Durga. ...

  • St. Mary’s Church

    St. Mary’s Church

    Varanasi is a cauldron of different cultures and religions, Hinduism being the dominant flavour. But you can find other places of worship apart from the beautiful Hindu temples. St. Mary’s Church is famous for its distinct louvered doors and hooded ventilation. The church has a beautiful design with a projecting ...

    Religious Monument
  • Tulsi Manas Temple

    Tulsi Manas Temple

    Built in 1964, this temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is believed to be built on the site where Goswami Tulsidas penned down the epic Ramacharitmanas. The walls of the temple have inscriptions that depict the story of Ramacharitmanas. ...

  • Bharat Mata Temple

    Bharat Mata Temple

    An epitome of patriotism, Bharat Mata Temple is a dedication to Mother India. The temple is situated inside the premises of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth Institute. The temple has on display, a marble statue of resonating beauty depicting undivided India. ...

    Cultural Monument
  • Sarnath


    Located at a distance of 13 kilometres from Varanasi, Sarnath is a place of epic importance. This is where Lord Buddha first preached his teachings of enlightenment and following the middle path.

    India’s national emblem sports the Ashoka Chakra and the Lions of Sarnath. ...

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