Along with Banaras Hindu University, the other great seat of learning in Varanasi is the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. The Bharat Mata Temple is located within the campus of this varsity. This unique temple, which worships no gods or goddesses except Bharat Mata (Mother India), was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. The temple houses a marble statue of Bharat Mata (Mother India), which is modelled to symbolise India. Its design indicates the goddess of India for all the religious deities, leaders and freedom fighters. It also houses a marble relief geographical map of undivided India, representing plains, mountains and oceans.

The temple was constructed by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt. It is an eight-storeyed structure with a height of about 180 ft.

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