Varanasi is known as the city of Lord Shiva because the city is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva before thousands of years. Varanasi city has become one of the most crowded destinations for pilgrims in India. It is generally accepted that the city of Varanasi is in Lord Shiva’s trishool / trident.
Varanasi is also known as Kashi, Benares and Banaras. It is a city known worldwide for its tourism and considered a holy city by all Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. The culture of Varanasi is great and is closely associated with the Ganges because of the religious importance of the river. Banaras is the most religious city in the world, because Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon in Sarnath, the famous tourist place located in Kashi.
Temples in Varanasi:
Kashi Vishwanath Temple:
The temple of Lord Shiva Lingam which is made of gold and looks very dazzling. It can be visited at any time in the year, but the monsoon season has religious significance. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated here with great courage and joy.
Sankat Mochan Temple:
Sankat Mochan temple is a Hanuman Temple which is crowded by the hundreds of monkeys. Large number of devotees gather and read Hanuman Chalisa in front of Hanuman statue every day.
Tulsi Manas Temple:
Tulsi Manas Temple is a gorgeous temple of Sri Rama, Sri Lakshman and Mata Sita, located at Durga Kund near to the Durga temple.
Kaal Bhairav Temple:
Kaal Bhairav Temple of a frightful appearance of the Lord Shiva. It can be visited in any season of the year.
Nepali Hindu Temple:
This golden temple is built in the Nepali style at the Lalita Ghat, that’s why it is called as the Nepali Hindu Temple.