Varanasi, the most venerated pilgrim place in Hindi religion; the abode of lord Shiva himself. According to legend the first Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light, came through the earth here and flared into the sky. Therefore Varanasi is also called Kashi, "The City Of Light". It is very common in Kashi that wherever you turn, you come across a temple. Some are ancient, some recent, and the others fall somewhere in between. Some are architecturally beautiful; some have an interesting history, while the others attract you simply for their sanctity.It is impossible to make a complete list of the temples in Kashi.