Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), Varanasi

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
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4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Standing on the western bank of India's holiest river Ganges, Varanasi is the oldest surviving city of the world and the cultural capital of India. It is in the heart of this city that there stands in its fullest majesty the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in which is enshrined the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanath.
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mick582
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Kashi Vishwanath is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva (My favourite god). It's a perfect place to spend your time peacefully and pray. You will experience really good vibes inside and around the temple. Temple is connected to the famous ghats of Varanasi (Dashashamedh).You can get some mouthwatering like Idly,aloo poori etc. food near the temple and one can enjoy shopping in the nearby market. It's a must-visit place for everyone.
Written 19 June 2022
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KCn2487
Mainz, Germany94 contributions
Dec 2021
Feel blessed to have got a chance to visit up close, this feeling we stay with me forever, I cannot sum up this in words
Written 14 June 2022
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Kiriji
London, UK8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Nice new refurbishment
Cool flooring in 45c
River was clean
Nice Night Arati.
Heard about floating bodies but never seen any as all cleaned up recently
Written 29 May 2022
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Kiran
India13 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Kashi vishwanath temple is one of the most famous and beautiful hindu temples. It's a perfect place to spend your time peacefully. Everything is so wonderful. You definitely should visit once.
Written 27 May 2022
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Nagarajan L
Bengaluru, India116 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Visited three days on the trot. Twice alone and once with full family including kids. Best time to visit would be first thing in the morning. Sun rises by 5 and temple opens even before. Was a bliss to visit and just sit in the temple with eyes closed. Vishwanathji allowed me to visit 3 days in a row and that's a big blessing i guess
Written 10 May 2022
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hasit_99
Vadodara, India149 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Very holy temple for Hindu religion, Historical place. Now beautification is going on. At the bank of River. One of twelve jyotirling of lord shiva.
Written 3 May 2022
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Aashu Singh
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
One Must Visit Varanasi once in the lifetime. We came with a group from Chennai and Stayed at Radisson Hotel. The tour operator organised the tour very well. We had seen the Ghats did boat ride and did darshan of Baba Vishwanath Temple. What a Solace. We also visited Shree Shivay Thali Dining, pure authentic Indian Thali which added to the delightful experience of our Visit to Kashi. Would recommend the fellow Pilgrims to Do the Darshan and Must Have a Meal at Shree Shivay.
Written 23 April 2022
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Kanchan U
Mumbai, India4 contributions
Mar 2022
The temple is full of pilgrims and the energy is great. As our Varanasi and Ayodhya trip was booked by the local agent we had no problem in visiting the temple. It is not possible to visit the temple by taxi or car as it's a prohibited area. We got wheel chair arranged by our guide. We heard that the temple was hard to visit before but the new corridor made it flexible for pilgrims to have the Darshan.
Please hire someone as a local guide as its not an easy task as everyone tries to sell you flowers etc. You can also contact my agent ghumokashi@gmail.com. If you are near to the temple, go to the Dwarika Lassi Shop for lassi. We loved it.
Written 9 April 2022
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BPB2012
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,000 contributions
Apr 2022
My wife and I visited this world famous temple recently, the entire area of which has recently been totally changed with large area and very spacious approach road which till recently was extremely narrow. The entire area looks fabulous and attracts thousands of visitors every day. Due to security reasons, no visitor is allowed to take cameras, mobile phones or even digital watches inside. Witnessing the evening shringar and aarti was an exciting experience. Must see for anyone visiting Varanasi.
Written 7 April 2022
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Sairam Gulle
128 contributions
Mar 2022
Kashi Vishwanath is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India.

This temple is located on the bank of the river and next to Manikarnika Ghat.

Vehicles are not allowed at a radius of 1-2 km of the temple location.

At present, Temple is under renovation

This temple is safeguarded by multiple security forces around the clock.

Temple Complex is under construction and there are no proper queue lines established currently, queue lines are made through the streets of Kashi Vishwanath Gali.

It is believed that people who visit Kashi need to attend Mangal Arathi which starts at 3 AM in the morning

For this, we need to take a ticket which costs 350/-.Based on the crowd Kashi Vishwanath trust will release the number of managal Arathi tickets.

Mangal Arathi queue lines will begin at 12 Am and security forces allow inside the temple at 2:55 AM .it's like first come first serve. People who are front able to see Baba Kashi Vishwanath Mangal arathi.

Sparsha darshan is available morning from 3:30 to 4:30 and evening from 6 to 7 . If there is a crowd they may extend the sparsha darshan timings.

Phones or any electronic gadgets, or metal items other than the keys are not allowed inside the temple premises.

Coming to lockers, Trust is providing lockers at gate 3 which is near to ghat side entrance but this gate is not convenient for people. so people mostly prefer gate1 and gate2 or Gate4

At these gates, you don't have any locker facility provided by the trust so you need to either choose a shop nearby or keep your belongings at your hotel.

In case, if you're depositing your belongings nearby shop may ask you to purchase any pooja item and they won't charge for your belongings.

Temple is more crowded on Sunday or any special occasion. so plan accordingly.

Attend Ganga Arathi at Dr.Rajendhar prasad Ghat and it starts at 6:30 Pm or 7 PM.Ganga Arathi timings are changed frequently.

My experience: I forgot all my worries, and grief during my stay at Varanasi.Felt blessed.

Few places to visit in Varanasi

1. Annapurna Devi (Adjacent to Kashi Vishwanath Temple )
2. Vishalakshi temple --Shakthi Peeta
- It is 500 mts away from the Main temple.We need to walk through Narrow streets
3. Varahi Devi --Grama Devata
- 800 Mts away from the Main temple and near Varahi Ghat.Temple timings: 5:30 Am - 9:30 Am
4. Kala Bhairava
--1.7km from the Main temple. we can go there by electric Rikshwa.
5. Mrityunjay Mahadev
--2km from the Main temple and adjacent to Kala Bhairava
6. Shri Durga Temple
-- 3km from the Main temple. you have plenty of Riskshwa available from godowlia chowk.
7. Kaudi Mata Temple (Gavalamma Temple)
--3Km from the Main temple and adjacent to Shri Durga Temple
8.Shri Satynarayan Tulsi Manas Mandir
--3km from the Main temple and it is next to Shri Durga Temple9. Sankatmochan Temple
--4Km from the Main temple and its lies on the same line as Shri Durga Temple
Written 5 April 2022
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