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Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple: Know which is the temple of India, which stays under water for 8 months

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Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple: Although there are hundreds of temples in Varanasi, but among all the temples, the ancient Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple is the main center of attraction for the devotees. The specialty of this temple is that it is inclined at an angle of 9 degrees for almost 400 years. Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple is built under Manikarnika Ghat. Due to being below the ghat, this temple remains half submerged in Gangajal for 8 months in a year.

amazing texture
Amazing craftsmanship has been done in this temple. Artistically it is very luxurious. Many types of legends are prevalent about this temple.

What is the secret of Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple
There are strange secrets of this temple. Earlier, where the height of the balcony of this temple used to be 7 to 8 feet from the ground, now it is only 6 feet. Although this temple has been tilted at 9 degrees for hundreds of years, but with time its inclination is increasing, which even scientists could not detect.

Why the temple remains submerged, know the reason
This temple is just below Manikarnika Ghat, due to which this temple remains submerged in water for 6 to 8 months when the water of the Ganges rises. Sometimes the water remains full from the top to the top. In this situation, worship can be done in the temple only for 3-4 months. Despite being in water for 6 to 8 months, there is no harm to this temple.

construction of temple
According to the Archaeological Department of India, this temple was built in the 18th century. It is believed that this temple was built in 1857 by the royal family of Amethi.

Ancient beliefs of the temple
There are many famous mythological stories about this temple. It is said that Ahilyabai Holkar had built many temples around Banaras during her reign. Ahilyabai had a maidservant Ratnabai. Ratnabai wanted to build a Shiva temple around Manikarnika Ghat. In such a situation, he got the temple built with his own money and a little bit with the help of Ahilyabai. But when the time came for naming the temple, Ratnabai wanted to give it her name, but Ahilyabai was against it. Despite this, Ratnabai went against the queen and named the temple ‘Ratneshwar Mahadev’. When Ahilyabai came to know about this, she got angry and cursed her, due to which the temple became crooked. According to the second story, a saint asked the king of Banaras to take care of this temple. But the king refused to give the responsibility of care to the saint. The saint got angry with this thing of the king and cursed that this temple will never be worthy of worship.

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