is no dearth of historical evidence, but the available one is so suffused with
the mystery of Lord's sports that it becomes humanly impossible to draw a
precise line between legend and history. As it is conscreted by the presence of
Ganga, irrigating vast plains, besides cleaning the people of their sins, it has
been occupying a conspicuous place from the Vedic times. Many pouranic samrats
and and historical personage yearned to extend their sovereignty over the holy
and strategic area. The presiding deity - Maheswar in his invisible from too,
took a leading part in deciding the fate of people and the city. During the
period, when the religious fanaticism reached the zenith, he revealed his cosmic
from that brought in far reaching changes. And thereby, he reinforced people's
faith in him and also established that physical might is inferior to spiritual
might. Many miracles that happened in and around the golden Mandir bear
testimony to this fact.
the advent of Muslims, Kasi fell victim to constant raids, loot, arson and
destruction. Some of Mlechchas, in addition to plundering the city, mutilated
the sacred Sivalinga and consigned it to unholy places.