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Kashi Vishwanath - काशी विश्वनाथ

Key Highlights

◉ The only Jyotirlinga in Uttar Pradesh among the twelve Jyotirlingas.
◉ Lord Shiva is also known as Vishweshwar.
◉ The newly built Kashi Vishwanath Corridor by the Modi Government.

The world famous Kashi Vishwanath Mandir is located in Varanasi. This temple of Bhagwan Shiva is situated on the banks of river Ganga in Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Bhagwan Shiva. This temple is also known as Vishweshwar. The word means 'ruler of the universe'. This temple is 15.5 meters high.

The newly constructed Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, made under the supervision of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Modi government at the Center, is being said to be a highly commendable step among the masses. Therefore, the BJP is giving the availability of this corridor construction work to U.P. Election 2022 is keeping a lot of prominence among the voters in the campaign. Anyway, Varanasi is the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Mogi ji, for this reason also the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project is considered very close to Modi's heart.

Vishwanath temple construction
The present temple was built by Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar in the year 1780. It was later built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1853 with 1000 kg of pure gold.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple opening hours:
The doors of Kashi Vishwanath Temple open at 2:30 am, the first aarti is performed at 3 am. Aarti of Bhagwan Shiva is performed here five times a day and the last aarti is performed at 10:30.
The information given by Panda Sunil Pandey (9580866105) during Kashi Vishwanath Temple Darshan/visit was very helpful and informative.

Interesting facts about Vishwanath Temple
It is believed that the city of Varanasi is situated on the trident of Bhagwan Shiva.
The dome of the temple is made of gold, that is why the Kashi Vishwanath temple is also called the Golden Temple.
One attains salvation by bathing in the holy river Ganges and visiting the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has a mandapa and a Shivling. It is set in a square silver altar.
The temple complex also houses temples of Kalabhairava, Bhagwan Vishnu and Virupaksha Gauri.
When the Earth was formed, the first rays of the Sun fell on Kashi.

History says that Adi Shankaracharya, Sant Eknath, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Maharishi Dayanand and Goswami Tulsidas also came to visit this temple.

Popular Name: Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirling

Timings

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3:00 AM - 10:30 PM

History of Vishwanath Temple

According to mythology, Bhagwan Shiva came to Mount Kailash after marrying Devi Parvati. At the same time, Devi Parvati was staying at her father's house where she was not feeling well. One day Devi Parvati asked Bhagwan Shiva to take him to her home. Bhagwan Shiva agreed with the Devi and brought her to Kashi and established himself here in the form of Vishwanath-Jyotirlinga.

The mention of this temple is also found in Mahabharata and Upanishads. There is no concrete information about who built this temple. In the year 1194, after the looting of this temple by Muhammad Ghori, it was demolished. This temple was rebuilt but Sultan Mahmud Shah of Jaunpur again demolished it. According to historians, the Vishwanath temple was renovated by one of the Nauratnas of Akbar, Raja Todarmal. He got it renovated in the year 1585 with the help of Narayan Bhatt on the orders of Akbar.

Aurangzeb issued a farman in 1669. After which he ordered the demolition of the Kashi Vishwanath temple and built a mosque. At the same time, according to some historians, the Gyanvapi Mosque was built in the 14th century by the Sharqi Sultans of Jaunpur by demolishing the Vishwanath temple. But many historians deny this.

काशी विश्वनाथ हिन्दी में पढ़ें

विश्व प्रसिद्ध काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर वाराणसी में स्थित है। भगवान शिव का यह मंदिर उत्तर प्रदेश के वाराणसी शहर में गंगा नदी के तट पर स्थित है। काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर भगवान शिव के 12 ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से एक है।

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Information

Founder
Rawan
Founded
Treta Yug
Organized By
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust
Dedicated To
Lord Shiv
Photography
🚫 No (It's not ethical to capture photograph inside the temple when someone engaged in worship! Please also follow temple`s Rules and Tips.)
Free Entry
Yes

How To Reach

Address 📧
Lahori Tola Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
Road 🚗
Godowlia Road / Dashashumegh Road
Nearest Railway 🚉
Varanasi City
Air ✈
Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
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Coordinates 🌐
25.310823°N, 83.010936°E
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