Varanasi, a city revered as the spiritual capital of India, is home to several magnificent temples that attract devotees and tourists from all over the world. One such prominent temple is the Vishwanath Temple located in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as Vishwanath, the supreme deity of destruction and creation in Hindu mythology. Over the years, the temple has undergone multiple renovations and has emerged as a symbol of spiritual heritage in Varanasi.
The architecture of Vishwanath Temple BHU showcases a blend of North Indian and Maratha styles. The temple complex features intricate carvings, ornamental patterns, and exquisite sculptures that depict various mythological stories and characters. The main sanctum sanctorum houses the Shivlinga, a representation of Lord Shiva. The temple’s facade is adorned with detailed motifs and sculptures of deities, adding to its aesthetic charm.
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