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 10
  • Good 3
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 3
  • Poor 0
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

40 traveller reviews for Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Pawar
  • Pawar
  • Lives in Adityana
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful temple with intricate" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Good place for religious and pilgrim visits. Travellers should not carry ornaments and jewellery and cash ,while visiting the temple. During 8.0 pm to 10.00 pm is good time for darshan of the statue.
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Sudipta Ghosh
  • Sudipta Ghosh
  • Lives in Barrackpore
  • 7 Reviews

"Lockers are provided" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Beware of monkeys in the temple premises, store your valuables in the lockers provided by the hawkers. They are 100% safe, you can trust them even with your eyes closed.
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Pranab kumar kundu
  • Pranab kumar kundu
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 7 Reviews

"A worth visiting Temple" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Peoples there are helpful. It is worth travelling paisa-vasool tour. We visited temple around 7 am on march 03, 2015 and could peacefully visit & worship. No priest to be contacted for worshiping. The visitors themselves can worship. After puja must be visited Annapurna temple & "prasad" from Annapurna be taken from around 10 am to 4 pm all day long. Also there is provision for breakfast, lunch & dinner veg bhandara in three hotels in front of gate 1 (singh duar) of Vishwanath temple by Annapurna temple from Tuesday to Thursday.
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Ravi Tiwari
  • Ravi Tiwari
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 9 Reviews

"A beautiful temple" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is one of the greatest temple in North India. Here you can see lord Shiva and find their blessings. It is very beautiful temple according to me you should visit this temple.
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Ashwani Kumar
  • Ashwani Kumar
  • 1 Review

"Peace of mind and back to relive the history"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Crowded but still peaceful with lot of deities and need not to ask anyone for the direction, also visit Ganga Aarti. Also see the gorgeous view of Temples all around and get good veg food.
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Indrajit k Singh
  • Indrajit k Singh
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"Amazing experience to be here"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
One of the most reverent temple of the Hindus. People flock together from all over the country to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. Except the long, narrow, and crowded entrance which takes away most of its fragrance, the experience of a spiritual mind is simply amazing. The belief is most important in such conditions, which blossoms irrespective of any adverse situation. I wish all worshipers to have a glimpse of this ancient temple.
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Udhav Dubey
  • Udhav Dubey
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"A mesmerizing place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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