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Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)

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Kashi | On Banks Of Ganges River, Varanasi 221001, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Please note down the following Points : 1) Dont pay any thing to Panda(s) outside the Temple and also inside the Temple. Pandas always said to you that there will be a long queue and it take almost entire day to complete the Darshan, Ignore...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Out of the busy schedule could find time to visit this ancient holy temple..advised to there by auto rickshaw as it is located in the old and congested area ...luck to have got Darshan within half an ..it being Sunday late evening...avoid carrying combs, pens,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Narrow streets, difficult for senior citizens and differently abled, not clean. Waiting time to have தர்ஷன் should be minimised.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank venkataramanp5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a visit to this temple of VISHWSNATHJI (SIVA) a visit to varanasi is INCOMPLETE. Located near DASASWAMEDH GHAT , one MUST VISIT.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the darshan is very good. you can touch the shivling only milk can be poured from a distance. but good arrangment

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gopalmittal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reach here in the earliest hour of the morning to avoid the queue, one of the 12 Jyotirling. Currently the way to the temple is under renovation but you will not have any problem to reach temple

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vanditp08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this golden temple on the bankis of river Ganges is lovely and worth to stop and marvel at. should not be missed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit for the Hindus for its religious significance. Be aware the temple can be crowded most of the days and on special occasions. One cannot carry bags/mobile etc. in and unfortunately i did not see any arrangement for this from the temple authorities...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aski_online
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple but there are loads to see in the area. I liked the Shiva temple and the Temple of India.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kashi Vishwanath is what started Kashi - the original city from which Banaras was coined...it is considered to be the most powerful Jyotirlinga..we had the maha arati darshan at 3 am which was fabulous...there is a strange mystique around this place...and you can only feel..cant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 December 2018|
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Response from PanditAnil | Reviewed this property |
If you are a foreign passport holder Kashi Vishwanath Temple has Gate number 2 from which darshan is very quick once your registration with police is done. It took me 5 minutes to reach inside thru Gate 2. If you are Indian... More
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13 November 2018|
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Response from SushilK492 | Reviewed this property |
after 8am darshan will be pleasant without rush (Monday and weekends will be busy) and in noon 02pm to 04pm is better and I recommend u must watch any Aarti/puja ticket will be available inside the temple,
Debara T
26 October 2018|
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Response from AdvocateSarin | Reviewed this property |
To visit Kashi Vishwanath temple you require at least 2-3 hours on a normal days but if you are going there on Monday of some other auspicious day it can take any number of hours. Otherwise once you enter the temple they... More