16 Aug 2019  Fri

Banaras is well known as Varanasi or Kashi, it is a city situated on the bank of river Ganga in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh. Banaras is the major religious hub of India; it is the popular pilgrimage for Hindus. The famous epic writer ‘Tulsidas’ wrote is a famous poem Ram Charit Manas in this city. Mostly; People give a visit to this place for salvation and purification.

During the medieval period; in the 16th century, the Mughal Emperor Akbar had built two large temples in this place dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. In the year 1737; the Mughal Empire had given official status to the kingdom of Banaras.

This silver rupee was issued by Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah during the 15th year of his reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name.

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