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Mar 8, 2016

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Varanasi (Benares) - c1875

The original Kashi Vishwanath Temple was destroyed by aurangzeb who built a mosque in its place, but the traces of the old temple can be seen behind the mosque.The present temple was built by Maharani Ahilya Bai of Indore in the year 1776 and the gold plating on the towers of the temple was provided by Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Indore.

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Varanasi (Benares) - c1875

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Varanasi (Benares) - c1875

Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis (antiqphoto@earthlink.net)