Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Kashi Vishwanath Temple
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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • 5 photos
  • 8 Reviews

"Among the twelve temples in India"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I visited this temple on 5th July, 2014. This temple is among the twelve temples in India, where Shiva's 'jyothirlinga' is visible and, is the place for 'moksha'. Various important poojas are observed here.
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Abhinav Kumar
  • Abhinav Kumar
  • 9 Reviews

"One of the must visit place at Varanasi"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Great place to have peace, and blessings. One of the must visit place at Varanasi. Avoid visiting in summers. Also combine your journey with a visit to ghat for 'aarti'.
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Himanshu Goyal
  • Himanshu Goyal
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"The very peaceful and religious place"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
In Varanasi, the city of light, is the very peaceful and religious place, Kashi Vishwanath temple. A very nice temple. Great place to visit.
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Anil Kumar
  • Anil Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 3 Reviews

"Inside, it was complete silence"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was so fantastic. Visited this holy place with all members. The temple was so beautiful. Inside, it was complete silence.
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Vivek kumar singh
  • Vivek kumar singh
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 5 Reviews

"Visit to Lord Shiva"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A good religious place. But do stay way from the priests who come for you the moment you enter
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Balasubramaniam Ethirajan
  • Balasubramaniam Ethirajan
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 3 Reviews

"Aarti is a Must"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had good darshan and also could see the evening aarti. It was amazing. A complete spiritual journey right through. If you are here, you can't miss the evening aarti.
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Arun
  • Arun
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 3 photos
  • 18 Reviews

"Go there for the aarti"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you happen to be there in evening try to go for Saptarishi Aarti. Tickets are available in the temple. Beware of monkeys trying to snatch the thalis and Prasad you are carrying.
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A S
  • A S
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews

"Beware of the fake pundits"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Kashi Vishwanath is a very good temple and you'll see lot of devotees over here. Although it is very crowed but you'll have great darshan. a put off here is fake pujaris which can actually irritate you.
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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 206 Reviews

"Be wary of the numerous monkeys all around"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months 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. Be wary of the numerous monkeys all around. They love to take your food, personal belongings and especially the prasad.
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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 Jan 24, 2014
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.
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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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