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1. Kashi Vishwanath Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is one of the most visited shrines in the city attracting millions of devotees from around the globe. The temple is situated in the heart of the town and is a must visit to cleanse your soul and enlighten your mind and spirit.
2. New Vishwanath Temple
Also known as the Birla Temple, this extravagant temple is located close to the Banaras Hindu University. Dedicated to Lord Shiva; the is temple is known to possess the tallest tower in the world. The temple is famous with Shiva followers and devotees from all over the world worship the deity.
3. Dashashwamedh Ghat
The folklore attached with this Ghat is that Lord Brahma performed the very distinguished Dasa Ashwamedha sacrifice. An innumerable number of holy rituals and aartis are compiled here. This sacred ghat is known to bless with ultimate Moksha from the cycle of birth and death.
4. Assi Ghat
The ghat holds immense detonation owing to the Shiva Lingam placed under the peepal tree. The ghat is implanted at the concurrence of the River Ganga and River Assi. The ghat has been cited in various Puranas and historical legends.
5. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
Stationed along the pietistic waters of Assi River, the temple was constructed by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and is dedicated to Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman. It was built in the 1900s and is a great visit in the city.
6. Nepali Temple
Also known as the Kathwala Mandir or the Mini Khajuraho is one of the most ancient and primeval temples of the city. The temple has a great significance in Hindu culture and is faithful to Lord Shiva.
7. The Banarasi Ghats
Also known as the ‘City of Ghats’ the city is beckoned with a number of ghats gushing across the banks of River Ganga. The city has earned a name for this since time long.
8. Mulagandha Kuti Vihar
Located is in the ancient remains of the city of Sarnath, you can hear the enchanting voices of the Buddhist sermons with the picturesque view and ruined remains of the temple. The Buddhist followers mostly visit the place.
9. Ramnagar Fort
Located near the eastern banks of River Ganga in Ramnagar, Varanasi; Raja Balwant Singh built the Ramnagar Fort in 1750 resembling the Mughal style of architecture. The sandstone based majestic structure is now all ruins but of particular interest of tourists.
10. Tibetan Temple
Embroidered by the Tibetan Buddhist paintings; Thangka; turning the shrine into a more appealing one, the Tibetan Temple is faithful to Shakyamuni, Lord Buddha. Other attractions of the place include the Prayer Wheel which is rotating clockwise releasing paper scrolls with prayers written to them.
11. Manikarnika Ghat
The oldest ghats of the city; the Manikarnika Ghat is the cremation ground for Hindus. It is one of the holiest ghats and is known to induce a peaceful and painless death.
12. Tulsi Manas Temple
Dedicated to Lord Rama, the Tulsi Manas Mandir is a popular destination for religious souls. The temple holds high cultural and spiritual importance as it was the abode of the saint Tulsidas who wrote Ramcharitmanas.
13. Man Mandir Ghat
Sprawling along the banks of mighty river Ganga, the ghat is just a mere distance of 5 km from the Varanasi railway station. It is situated just north to the Dashashwamedh Ghat and is a must visit on tourists lists.
14. Durga Temple
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple is known to be a blanket of protection for the city. Also referred to as the Monkey Temple due to a number of monkeys inside the temple gates.
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