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Gyanvapi Mosque
 

Gyanvapi Mosque, located around 5 km from the railway station near the Kashi Vishawanath Temple or the Golden Temple was built by Mughal emperor Aurangazeb. This well known mosque was built over the remnants of the original Kashi Vishwanath temple. The mosque has constructed using the material retrieve from the original temple, making it a curious blend of Hindu and Muslim style of architecture. Only the old Kashi Vishvanath temple wall has been retained as a part of the walls of the Gyanvapi mosque. The major attraction of the mosque is its 71 m tall towering minarets, above the Ganges and one of it was collapsed during a flood in 1948. These minarets were built by using columns from the Bineswar temple. Only Muslims are allowed to enter the mosque.


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›› Ghats
›› Manikarnika Ghat
›› Kashi Vishwanath Temple
›› Annapoorna Bhavani Temple
›› Mahashivratri
›› Ramnagar
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