Tourist Places

1. Alamgir Mosque

Alamgir Mosque, built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangaseb, has the unique distinction of being the largest structure located on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi. It is believed that the Mosque is placed at a place where a majestic Krishna temple was located. This temple was destroyed and the Mosque was constructed at that place during Mughal invasion in India. The Mosque is at a picturesque location overlooking Panchganga Ghat and is bordered by the majestic Ganges. The architectural style of the mosque is a blend of Hindu and Persian styles of construction and is very imposing. The edifice is magnificent with carved pillars, turrets and marvelous domes.

 

2. Annapoorna Devi Temple

Annapurna or Annapoorna is the Hindu Goddess of nourishment. Anna means food and grains. Purna means full, complete and perfect. She is form of Parvati, the consort of Shiva. The most well-known temple dedicated to Goddess Annapurna is in Varanasi, U.P., India. Adjacent to the Sanctum of the Goddess is the Kasi Viswanath temple. The two are separated by only a few yards.
Annapurna is regarded as the queen of Varanasi alongside her husband Vishweshwar (Shiva), the King of Varanasi. In the temple, at noon time, food offerings to the Goddess are distributed to the elderly and disabled daily. During the Autumn Navaratri food is distributed on a larger scale.

 

3. Asi Ghat

Asi Ghat, the Ghat located at the confluence of Assi River and the holy Ganges, is the southernmost Ghat in Kashi. The Ghat is renowned for a spectacular and large Shiva Lingam placed under a Peepal Tree. This is a favorite spot for Hindu devotees to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva after taking holy dip in the river. This religiously important place got its reference in many puranas, including Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Agni Purana and Padma Purana. Legendary stories describe this Ghat as the place where Goodess Durga thrown out her sword after killing the Asura demons Shumbha- Nishumbha. The place breasts one more ancient Shiva temple enshrining a Shiva lingam famously known as Asisangameshwar lingam. It was at this place the renowned saint poet Tulasi Das completed the famous literary work Ramcharitmanas. Hindu devotees throng to this Ghat to take holy dip in the confluence and it is a very busy place with performance of Hindu religious rituals all through the year. or Annapoorna is the Hindu Goddess of nourishment. Anna means food and grains. Purna means full, complete and perfect. She is form of Parvati, the consort of Shiva. The most well-known temple dedicated to Goddess Annapurna is in Varanasi, U.P., India. Adjacent to the Sanctum of the Goddess is the Kasi Viswanath temple. The two are separated by only a few yards. Annapurna is regarded as the queen of Varanasi alongside her husband Vishweshwar (Shiva), the King of Varanasi. In the temple, at noon time, food offerings to the Goddess are distributed to the elderly and disabled daily. During the Autumn Navaratri food is distributed on a larger scale.

 

 

4.Baba Keenaram Sthal

Baba Keenaram Sthal is one of the oldest Shakti Peethas and spiritual centers in the world. The full name of this place is Baba Keenaram Sthal-Kreem Kund, situated at Ravindrapuri in Varanasi District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Here the body of Baba Keenaram jee is buried in a tomb which is known as the Samadhi. Though this place is known as the work place of great saint Baba Keenaram jee and introduced by his name, it is believed to be thousands year old. This place is regarded as the headquarters and pilgrim of followers of Aghora. It is one of the most visited places of Varanasi, by foreign tourists, writers, researchers and documentary makers. The present head (Abbot), since 1978, of this place is Baba Siddharth Gautam Ram.

Dhruv Teela

 

5. Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), is a Central university, located in Varanasi, India, which is also the largest residential university in Asia, with over 12,000 students living on its campus. BHU was founded in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. The campus spread over 1350 acre (5.5 km?) campus was built on land donated by then Kashi Naresh. It has 140 teaching departments and more than 55 hostels for boys and girls. The total enrollment in the University stands at just over 15000, including students from all over India and abroad. Several of its colleges, including engineering (IT-BHU), science, linguistics, journalism and mass communication, law and medicine (IMS-BHU), Faculty of Management Studies, are ranked amongst the best in India.

ISKCON Temple

 

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