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Varanasi Tour: The Land Of Lord Shiva And Goddess Parvati

Varanasi is one of the oldest cities on earth that has sufficient to arouse. This city is located in the north zone of India and mainly comes under UP state. It is popularly known as the Holy city and particularly famous for its temples, rivers, ghats, etc.

Some of the famous ghats of Varanasi include Panchganga, Barnasangam, Dashashwamedha, Manikarnika and Assi, etc. whereas the rivers Varuna and ASI flanks from both sides of the city, from which it derives its name.

Another tourist attraction in and around Varanasi id it several temples such as:

Durga temple: It is located 2 km south from the old city. This temple is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ because of the numerous monkeys that reside there. It is built in north Indian and style Nagara style of architecture. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who is represented as the representation of female power.

Kashi Vishwanath temple: It is one of the most famous temples of Kashi Vishwanatha, where Lord Shiva is the presiding deity. It was built by Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar in 1780 AD.

Bharat Mata Temple: This temple is not dedicated to any Goddesses or Gods, but to the nation. Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated this temple and this temple has a huge map of the Tibetan plateau and Indian subcontinent carved in marble. The rivers, pilgrims and mountain sites of India are clearly visible on the map.

Apart from these, it has several other temples like Tulsi Manas temple, Annapurna Temple, Kal Bhairav, Jateshwar Mahadeo, Maha Mritunjaya, Jateshwar Mahadeo Temple, and the Banaras Hindu University, which is the largest residential university in the continent of Asia. This university was founded in 1917 by Pundit Madan Mohan Malaviya.

This university offers numerous courses including arts, science, music, Sanskrit, and is regarded as one of the premier educational institutes of India. However, it has the Archaeological Museum which located about 10 km from Varanasi. It has the lion capital from the Ashokan pillar

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