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“Divine Temple of shiv”

Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
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Ranked #10 of 110 things to do in Varanasi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 11 November 2010

The temple is great and feels you are in a place of God but security is very tight and every local is ready to empty your wallet. Couldn't cherish the divinity because police keeps nagging you to move quickly and pandits keep asking for money. But sacred place nonetheless. Buy anything with extreme wisdom and caution, most of the stuff is overpriced.

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Reviewed 29 September 2010

you can feel the power of lord shiva all around ... in the temple , in the ghats , in the city . crowds are maddening and the security is tight but it is worthwhile . mind your pockets and money in the crowds . and do not miss evening gangaji aarti .... it is better than singapore laser show .

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Reviewed 23 December 2008

We had gone to offer our prayers in this temple to Lord Shiva in Dec 2007. I still cannot forget the feelings of the walls in my hands. Everything there was extremely pure and one of the best experiences one can have of Varanasi. It felt so sacred and intense. We had our appointment for the huge Shiv Puja that started at 4am and went until sunrise. All the people are not allowed at that time but they show the live video of the 'intense' aarti on TV for shradhalu's. There was a lot of security around the temple and it was situated right on the Dashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi. To get there, one has to wander in the narrowest lanes of the city where most vehicles cannot reach. Hence, you can take your vehicle upto so far and then just walk.

We entered and it was time for the puja to start. We sat and to tell you the truth, I saw one of the most intense aarti's and shloka's being enchanted. It seemed like the entire atmosphere had turned divine. The pujari's were enchanting the shloka's in such loud voices that the it couldnt have gone unheard by Shiva. Overall, if you avoid the dirt and some of the filth around the city and take it as it is, and if you are there to experience something not just to see, then this temple is a must. Extremely overwhelming experience that is to be found nowhere in the world.

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