Incredible! This leaning Shiva Temple in Varanasi is partially submerged in Ganga

Among the number of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, there’s a shrine in Varanasi which is partially submerged in the holy Ganga.

Last Updated: May 29, 2017, 08:01 AM IST
Incredible! This leaning Shiva Temple in Varanasi is partially submerged in Ganga
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Mumbai: India is home to a number of temples which are beautiful specimens of architectural geniuses. When people travel across the length and breadth of the country, they are bound to come across temples built in different styles. These are dedicated to the pantheon of Hindu Gods.

Talking about the Gods, Shiva emerges as the most supreme. Among the number of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, there’s a shrine in Varanasi which is partially submerged in the holy Ganga.

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The submerged temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in the Scindia Ghat bordered by the Manikarnika. It is believed that the temple couldn’t endure its own weight, collapsed and leaned in such a manner that it lies partially submerged in the Ganga today. Sadly, the temple is abandoned.

Nonetheless, the remains of the temple add more glory to the holy city of Varanasi.