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Varanasi is also known as cultural capital of India. Whereas Varanasi has its unique culture and also known as Banaras or Kashi. Kashi Vishwanath temple is the most famous Hindu temple and it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Varanasi has its own distinctive style of stone carving. Stone sculpture is an old and unique method of giving shape to the rough natural stone. The marble sculptures are very famous in all over the world.
The stone art is much common in every state of India. In India most of the marble sculptures are employed for sacred purpose. Rajasthan is one of the marbles producing state in India. Marble sculptures not only long-lasting but they are classy and sophisticated as well. White marble is not only used for sculptures but also for building monuments. The 7th wonder of the world, Taj Mahal of Agra built by a great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and the Supreme Court building was constructed by using several different types of marble and Temples of Dilwara in Mount Abu are the best examples.
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