1200-1600: Many episodes of destruction by Muslim rulers and reconstruction by Hindus

  • An unnamed Gujarati merchant rebuilds the Mandir sometime during the reign of Iltutmish (1211-1266) in what was the Avimukteshwara’s precincts, only to be destroyed by Hussain Shah Sharqi of the Jaunpur Sultanate (1447-1458) or Sikandar Lodhi (1498-1517) of the Delhi Sultanate.
  • In the late 15th century, Todar Mal, a Hindu minister during Akbar’s rule, rebuidst the Kashi Visheshwar Temple at today’s disputed Gyanvapi site.

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