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The leaning temple of Varanasi!

India is referred to as a land of a lot of temples, monuments, art, and architecture It is a land of religious structures, we can fill our eyes with a lot of beautiful amazing temples. Most of these temples are centuries-old with amazing architecture and thus are a prominent part of India’s cultural heritage. Of course, there are also many legends associated with these temples that add to their cultural significance. There are thousands of temples in India that are a must-visit owing to their place in history and mythology and also because these are architectural wonderful marvels. The Hindu religion is based on the concept that human and animal spirits come back to earth to live many times in different forms and that this journey depends on how they have behaved in life, performing good or not-so-good deeds. One such temple is located in Varanasi, also known as Matri-ring Mahadev or Kashi Karvat, Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple has to be one of the most amazing temples in the holy city of Banaras or Varanasi. Located between Manikarnika Ghat and Scindhia Ghat a short distance east of Tarkeshwar Mahadev Mandir, the temple is famous for having a lean of around nine degrees, a far more severe deviation from vertical compared to the likes of the leaning tower of Pisa which currently has a four degree lean. The location of this temple is also a very curious one. Because it is being built at a higher level and protected from the high floodwaters of the Ganga during the monsoon season, it appears that the builders made a conscious decision to construct the temple in a location where for many months of the year it would be partially underwater. There are thousands of temples in the holy city of Varanasi. Among them, you will find a leaning temple named Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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The legends associated with it.

There are several legends related to the temple of Lord Shiva. According to one belief, the temple ghat collapsed and leaned back after it could not bear its burden. The temple is believed to have stood directly before the 1860s. For obscure reasons, it eventually moved back. The exact cause has not been identified until today. Many more stories are attached to this architectural phenomenon. Some believe that a servant of Rajput King Raja Singh built a temple for his mother, Ratnabai because he was a teddy bear. But he suffered because of his gesture, which could never equate his mother’s love to debt. As a result of the mother’s pain and curse, the temple began to roll back. According to some people, the temple was built by Ratna’s mouth, and as she named it, it invited curses. The temple was built very close to the sacred Ganga River and a nine-degree slant was developed. Ironically, the leaning tower of Pisa, Italy, is only four degrees tilted.

Ratneshwar Temple Vs The Leaning Tower  of Pisa.

The Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple has a tilt of more than Italy’s famous Pisa or Torre Pendente de Pisa. As the story behind the oblique nature of this Italian monument goes, the floor began to sink in on one side. Stones after its construction. The reality is that the leaning tower of Pisa leans to 4 degrees, less than the 9-degree tilt of the Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple. Very few sources say that the height of the temple is 74 meters, compared to the height of the tower where Pisa was leaning. But after research, the facts mention that the height of the temple is 74 meters and not the height. The height is approximately 13-14 meters. One of the wonders of the world, the Tower of Pisa is tilted at 4 degrees, while the Kashi Ratneshwara Temple near Manikarnika Ghat is at a height of 74 m at 9 degrees. But the height of the Pisa tower is just 54 meters. Surprisingly the temple did not lean until 1860, but it began to tilt backward due to the weight of some of the stories. Usually, the causes remain mysterious. The Ratneshwar Temple is nine degrees from its foundation and the height of the temple is 13.14 meters. The architecture of this magnificent temple is extremely supernatural. The temple has been sidelined for hundreds of years. How this huge temple made of stones has become crooked and stood for hundreds of years remains a mystery to this day. During the flood, the river water reaches the peak of the temple. According to the priests here, this temple has only 2-3 months of worship. The Ratneshwara Temple, perhaps the most supernatural sanctuary, is in Varanasi. The science of the curve of every spending day is growing, yet what really remains a mystery is that something solid was cut into the creative minds of Indian craftsmen in the nineteenth century.


Everyone is aware of Pisa Tower because it is famous in the whole world. Ratneshwar Temple is a 9 ° leaned temple in India. As Indians, we must embrace our heritage, grand history, and heritage. These magnificent temples of India are beautiful and have many mysteries. It is a pleasure, there are many scientific things that can be scientifically analyzed in temples. We are blessed to be born in this magnificent India.


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