Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Kashi Vishwanath Temple
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5 Ratings & 3 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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3 traveller reviews for Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 photos
  • 163 Reviews

"Be wary of the numerous monkeys all around"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nestled inside the heart of the city, the access of which is through well guided alleyways. Follow the line of devotees to reach the main temple. You can have just enough time to say half a prayer, before being pushed out of the prayer area........ More
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Ravindra babu Pidikiti
  • Ravindra babu Pidikiti
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 10 Reviews

"The temple is a huge attraction"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Temple is comparatively smaller and congested. One should know the real Shiva place otherwise there is confusion. Lanes leading to the temple are narrow and dirty but well guarded by UP police and lots of checking are conducted. More
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S n  Mishra
  • S n Mishra
  • Lives in Rourkela
  • 7 Reviews

"Narrow streets and tight security!"

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
The place is ok as far as religious feelings are concerned, but the narrow streets and tight security makes me not want to visit this site. More
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About Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 3.00 AM - 8.30 PM , Saturday: 3.00 AM - 8.30 PM , Sunday: 3.00 AM - 8.30 PM , Public Holidays: 3.00 AM - 8.30 PM

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to the chief deity of city of Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath. One of the incarnations of Lord Shiva, the temple was originally dedicated to Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, which is present within the temple premises. The Vishwanath Jyotirlinga at Varanasi is among the twelve Jyotirlingas of India having high religious significance.

The present shape of the temple was constructed by Late Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar, princess of Indore, in 1780. A Naubatkhana was built in front of the temple by Collector Mohammad Ibrahim Khan in 1785. The two beautiful domes of the temple were covered with gold donated by Punjab Kesari Maharaja Ranjeet Singh in 1839. However, at present, the third dome is uncovered and government authorities of Uttar Pradesh have shown keen interest for gold plating of the third dome of temple.

Overlooking the whole city of Kashi, the temple is located on the banks of holy river Ganges. A view of burning Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is considered to be the most sacred event by the natives of the destination. The temple was visited by many great saints including Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekanand, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, Goswami Tulsidas, Adi Shankaracharya and Gurunanak Dev.
Timings:     2:30 am (Opening time and Mangala Aarti)
            3 am – 4 am (Only ticket holders can join the Aarti)
            4 am – 11 am (Temple opens for general Darshan)
            11:30 am – 12 pm (Bhog Aarti)
            12 pm – 7 pm (Temple opens for general Darshan)
            7 pm – 9 pm (Sapta Rishi Aarti and Darshan)
            9 pm -10:30 pm (Shringar and Bhog Aarti)
            10:30 pm – 11 pm (Shayana Aarti and temple closes)


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