Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Kashi Vishwanath Temple
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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.

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  • Very Good 7
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  • Average 2
  • Below Average 3
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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34 traveller reviews for Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Udhav Dubey
  • Udhav Dubey
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"A mesmerizing place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Lord Shiva and the view of sceneries were so awesome. You will be mesmerized with nature and there dishes. It's one of the Shiva's link where visitors come to have one look. You will be mentally relaxed and feel stress less in the lord Shiva temple.
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Swatantra Singh
  • Swatantra Singh
  • Lives in Sasaram
  • 4 Reviews

"Beautiful temple with attractive architecture" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
My visit at Kashi Vishwanath Temple was awesome paisa vassol. The architecture of the temple is too good. Even if you forget to bring a camera with you then also you can hire photographers and capture each and every moment.
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Avinash Salunke
  • Avinash Salunke
  • 2 Reviews

"Feels spiritual" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
When I visited this temple I just felt very spiritual experience in my heart and also in soul, it really was an awesome experience visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple and and took blessings doing pooja is also a nice feelings.
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Mandar Karandikar
  • Mandar Karandikar
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 8 Reviews

"Can be visited only once during life time" new review

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
As per Hindu mythological belief, the last destination for all Hindus is Kashi - Banaras. But by visiting the temple, I was not at all impressed as there is lot of uncontrolled rush and people around are really cheating.
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swastik73
  • swastik73
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 140 photos
  • 54 Reviews

"Divine Destination" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is one of the holiest temple and the aura, history and tradition associated with the temple will always attract people around the world irrespective of nationality, religion and belief.
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Nishant Singh
  • Nishant Singh
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"One of the Oldest Temple" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
If you are religious then you must visit this temple. If you are coming to Varanasi, then you must add Kashi Vishwanath Temple in your List. Local handicrafts markets are also nearby. Overall it was a nice experience.
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Praveen
  • Praveen
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Expensive outside stall"

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Too much Security hampers the mood. Moreover you are pushed away as if unwanted without even allowing to have a Prayer and offer the offerings. The stalls outside take too much heavy price for the Puja material and inside, if you want to have few seconds then a 100 rupee note is a must.
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Robert Patriarch
  • Robert Patriarch
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Spiritual mixing of soul with god"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Felt heavenly and experienced extraordinary supernatural source of energy that mesmerized the mind with the echo of the mantra and heat of the aarti was so pure that purified the deepest evil thoughts of my heart.
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Priyesh Dubey
  • Priyesh Dubey
  • Lives in Daltonganj
  • 4 Reviews

"Good devotional place to visit"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
One of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. The temple is built at the Mughal period. It is covered with gold plate. You can touch the Jyotirlinga or Lord Shiva while worshipping, one advice to travellers while visiting temple keep your mobile gadgets, pen, belt either at hotel room or where u stayed. Otherwise you have to keep them on shop where you purchases Prasad. To see photography prohibited. Panda Pujari are available for help. But you must have to do all the worshipping through self. Crowd happens at the time of sawan.
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Ashok  Joshi
  • Ashok Joshi
  • Lives in Thane
  • 3 Reviews

"Visit temple in the evening"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Temple is very old and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga in India. Temple is located near river Ganga. Surrounding the main Shiva temple there are many small temples of different gods. One should visit temple in the evening as aarti at 7 pm is one of the worth witnessing.
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