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Durga Kund

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- Durga Kund Temple, also known as monkey temple, is dedicated to goddess Durga. Durga Mandir was constructed in 18th century by Bengali Maharani. The temple was built in North Indian Nagara style of architecture. The temple is painted red to match the colours of the central icon of Durga. There is a kund (pond) adjacent to the temple, which was earlier connected to the river Ganges. It is believed that the existing icon of the goddess was not made by a man but is Swayanbhu (appeared on its own).Ghats:There are around more than 80 ghats in Varanasi, used mainly for bathing and pooja, while few are dedicated exclusively for cremation ceremonies.