Annapurna Temple, one of the oldest temple in the city is dedicated
to the Goddess of nourishment, Devi Annapurna. Built in the Indo-Aryan
and Dravidians architectural style, this 9th century magnificent 100 feet
high temple resembles the famous Madhura Meenakshi Temple. The most remarkable
thing about this temple is that it has no mandaps or pillared halls. The
main gate of the temple is decorated with four life-size elephants made
of plaster of Paris; the exterior wall is decorated with colorful images
from mythological stories and idols of gods and goddesses and the
inner sanctum is adorned with the images of Shiva, Kal Bhairav and Hanuman.
Other attractions of the temple is the pravachan hall situated near Dashahara
Maidan and the fourteen and half feet high idol of Lord Kashi Vishwanath
in Padmasanath position.