India: Varanasi – Leaning Temple of Varanasi

One of the most photographed temples in Varanasi is Ratneshwar Mahadev Mandir. While all the temples in Varanasi were built at or above 200-300ft above the water or deeper in town, this one was built in the 18th century right at the water line. Consequently it gets flooded every year and the foundation is slowly sinking into the silty Ganges. It is currently leaning at 9 degrees (while Pisa Tower is Leaning only 4 degrees). All the pictures have the horizon line correct, this temple really IS leaning this much!