Alamgir Mosque

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With the name, you must have assumed whom this place is dedicated for. Built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb himself during the 17th century, it is his own mausoleum. The history of Alamgir Mosque is a testimony to the dark days of Varanasi. Alamgir Mosque is said to be exactly on the place where earlier a temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, was built. That temple was built by a Maratha chief Beni Madhur Rao Scindia but just after the completion, Kashi was conquered by Aurangzeb. Next, what would have happened, you know that. He entirely demolished the temple and built a mosque on his own name. Like other Mughal monuments, the mosque is a fusion of Hindu and Islamic architectural style. Located at Panchganga Ghat, Alamgir mosque overlooks the majestic waves of Ganga

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Time – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.