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Kashi Annapurna Temple

12th July, 2021 Culture

Context

  • Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the passing away of Kashi Annapurna Temple Mahant Shri Rameshwar Puri ji.

 

About

  • It is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the holy city of Varanasi.
  • This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the goddess Annapurna.
  • Annapurna is the Hindu goddess for nourishment and is a form of the goddess Parvati.
  • The current Annapurna Mandir was constructed in the 18th century by Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I.
  • The temple is constructed in Nagara architecture.

 

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