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Varanasi


Location
Situated on the Left banks of River Ganges
Temperature
43 c Summer/ 6 c Winter
Latitude : 25.282009    Longitude : 82.956337

Language : Hindi,Urdu,English
Varanasi also commonly known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi is a city situated on the left (west) bank of the river Ganga (Ganges) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, regarded as holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.

Varanasi is the home of Banaras Hindu University. Residents mainly speak Kashika Bhojpuri, which is closely related to the Hindi language. People often refer to Varanasi as "the city of temples", "the holy city of India", "the religious capital of India", "the city of light", "the city of learning" and the "culture capital of India".


Bharat Mata Mandir
Bharat Mata Mandir - Dedicated to the human manifestation of India- Bharat Matha
Bharat Mata Mandir or Bharat Mata Temple is one of its kinds in Varanasi. Contrary to what most of the tourists believe, this temple is not dedicated to any God, Goddess or certain deity for that matter. It is dedicated to the human manifestation of India popularly called Mother India or Bharat Mata in Hindi. And this temple even not houses the statue or bust of Bharat Mata; instead it has a very big relief map of India carved out of marble. The temple was inaugurated by non other than Mahatma Gandhi, The father of the Indian Nation
Durga Mandir
Durga Mandir - Goddess - Durga Temple
Goddess Durga is a significant manifestation of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. In fact she is said to be Shakti, or the manifestation of Parvati that signifies the female element of Power and harmony in nature. Traditionally Durga temples are rare in places that are renowned as 'Shaivite' strongholds. In that case, it is surprising to find a Durga temple in the very epicenter of Shaivism. This is precisely because a Bengali Maharani built this temple in the 18th century. It is worth notable that Bengalis are considered to be the most ardent fans of Goddess Durga.
Kashi Viswanath Mandir
Kashi Viswanath Mandir - Lord Shiva Temple
The Vishwanath temple is synonymous to Varanasi. Vishwanath Temple is the most sacred and the most famous temple in Varanasi. In fact, Vishwanath Temple is extremely popular in other parts of India too. A considerable chunk of foreign visitors in India come to Varanasi every year to get a glimpse of the Vishwanath Temple even though the followers of Semitic religions are not allowed to enter the sanctum of the temple.
Ramnagar Fort
Ramnagar Fort - Residence of Maharaja of Kashi
Ramnagar Fort is the former as well as the present residence of the Maharaja of Kashi also known at times as Raja of Banaras. It is situated on the opposite bank of the Ganges along which the city of Varanasi thrives. The most important construction inside the fort is the famous 'Durbar Hall' or the Hall of public audience. The architecture is a subtle blend of Indian as well as Islamic styles of architecture. The use of marbles for the decorative patterns makes it splendid.
Sankat Mochan Mandir
Sankat Mochan Mandir
Sankat Mochan Mandir is a good place to visit at least once. No body knows who established this temple. It was actually very small in its early phase. In the due course various 'Mahants' collected funds to upgrade the structure and today it boasts off a fairly large complex. The temple has every possible facility for the devotees. There is an inn too where devotees can stay overnight. The must attend religious function of this temple is the famous "Pratah Aarti" or dawn offering that takes place at 5 AM in the morning. The "Sandhya Aarti" or the evening offering is performed to Lord Sankat Mochan at around 8:30 in the night. "The Rathri Aarti" is performed at around 10 PM after which the gates are closed.
Tulsi Manas Temple
Tulsi Manas Temple - A Place Where The famous Hindu Epic of Ramayana was composed
Tulsi Manas Temple has a very historical as well as cultural importance for not only Varanasi but also for the whole of India. This is precisely because the place is connected to an event that still rules the Indian Psyche. The famous Hindu Epic of Ramayana was composed at this very place. Goswami Tulsi Das was the man who composed Ramayana in Hindi in the form of "Ram Charit Manas". Prior to that, Ramayana was only available in Sanskrit and that is why it was out of the reach of general masses.
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