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About Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque

The Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque is positioned in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It became constructed by way of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It is positioned north of Dashashwamedh Ghat, near Lalita Ghat alongside the river Ganga. It is a Jama Masjid positioned within the heart of the Varanasi metropolis. It is administered through Anjuman Inthazamiya Masajid. The mosque changed into constructed by means of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1669 CE. The remnants of the Hindu temple may be seen at the partitions of the Gyanvapi mosque. The demolished temple is believed through Hindus to be an earlier recuperation of the original Kashi Vishwanath temple.
The unique temple have been destroyed and rebuilt a number of times. The temple shape that existed previous to the development of the mosque became most probably constructed with the aid of Raja Man Singh at some stage in Akbar's reign. Aurangzeb's demolition of the temple became motivated via the rise up of nearby zamindars, some of whom might also have facilitated the break out of the Maratha king Shivaji. Jai Singh I, the grandson of the temple's builder Raja Man Singh, changed into broadly believed to have facilitated Shivaji's break out from Agra. In addition, there were allegations of Brahmins interfering with the Islamic coaching. The temple's demolition turned into meant as a caution to the anti-Mughal factions and Hindu spiritual leaders within the town.
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