The Alamgir Mosque, Varanasi, also called Beni Madhav ka Darera and Aurangzeb's Mosque, is a mosque built in the 17th century with the aid of emperor Aurangzeb in the Indian country of Uttar Pradesh. The mosque is placed at a distinguished web page above the Panchganga Ghat. The ghat has vast steps that pass right down to the Ganges. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu temple, built by way of Beni Madhur Rao Scindia, a Maratha chieftain, turned into demolished when the emperor Aurangzeb had captured Banaras and razed the temple.
Aurangzeb then built a mosque over the ruins of the temple in 1669 and named it as Alamagir Mosque in the call of his personal honorific identify "Alamgir", which he had adopted after becoming the emperor of the Mughal empire. Non-Muslims aren't allowed to enter the mosque. The mosque is architecturally a blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture. The mosque has excessive domes and minarets. Two of its minarets were damaged; one minaret collapsed killing some people and the alternative turned into officially delivered down due to stability worries.