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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  • Excellent 14
  • Very Good 3
  • Good 1
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

21 traveller reviews for Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Ashish Mehrotra
  • Ashish Mehrotra
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 5 Reviews

"Peaceful place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Place is in 12 jyotirling and must to visit, the top of the temple is made of gold and temple in itself is great peace giving. Camera, mobile, knife etc are not allowed in the temple as for security reason. Locker facility available must take card after keeping goods.
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Ajay Verma
  • Ajay Verma
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Friendly people there, be careful with the crowd" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Temple is so beautiful and secure by local police, local people are so friendly and helping nature. Crowd is present so be careful from pickpocket especially on Monday.
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Triptendu Chaudhury
  • Triptendu Chaudhury
  • 1 Review

"A good experience" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The Temple is just awesome. I had to stand in a very short line to see the temple. There was also good security. overall, my experience was very good.
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Sudhakar Chaudhary
  • Sudhakar Chaudhary
  • 3 Reviews

"No words to describe" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Kashi Vishwanath is the top famous temple of India by it's name we call the city Kashi. I have no word to tell anything about the temple.
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Anil Pandey
  • Anil Pandey
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 2 Reviews

"Always stand in the queue to have darshan"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Every Hindu should go to pray at Vishwanath Temple. You will feel good to go here. You will see that some Pandas will come to you and will ask for quick darshan of God, but you should not do this because many other also are in line and god know everything. Do not go for shortcut. Take some time for you. If you do not have time then.
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Priyanka Das
  • Priyanka Das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 11 Reviews

"Watching the arati from the boat is worth a experience"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Try watching the arati from the boat. It's worth a experience. The arati starts in the evening and goes up to an hour. A superb spiritual experience. Do carry your camera and mosquito repellent cream.
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Rajneesh Pandey
  • Rajneesh Pandey
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"A very good holiday place to visit"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
When you go to Varanasi, you should visit this temple. This is a very amazing place and when you enter the premises you will find that a different kind of energy arises inside your body. When you visit there just try not to carry a lot of items so that you can feel free and then enjoy the view without any interruption.
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Md Faizi
  • Md Faizi
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Achabbal
  • 147 photos
  • 33 Reviews

"Really old and very famous in Varanasi"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kashi Vishawnath temple is really old and very famous in Varanasi. It is very devotional and religious. The temple is very close to the Ganga. The pooja in the mornings and evenings, is very nice. It felt quite nice.
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Shambhu Choudhary
  • Shambhu Choudhary
  • 8 Reviews

"A very good, religious place for a tour"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A very good, religious place for a tour. The tourist can achieve peace of mind, here. A crowded yet, good place. The aarti at the Ganga ghat in the evenings is famous here.
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Saarika N
  • Saarika N
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Awesome and superior temple at Varanasi"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Yes, it is worth visiting Varanasi Temple. Here, you will get to see the great Lord Vishwanath. Temple is surrounded by many little lanes, where you can find many shops.
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