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May 05, 2022

History of Kashi Vishwanath

This temple of Lord Shiva is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and the most visited in Varanasi. It has been destroyed and rebuilt at least 5 times in the history of its existence. The last time that it was rebuilt was in 1780, by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar. The temple, today, shares its walls with the Gyanvapi Mosque. The latter was built by Aurangzeb after he had destroyed the temple during the Mughal invasion.

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