Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Location: Considered as the heart of the city, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located on the western bank of river Ganga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most famous temples in Varanasi.

Description: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one among the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples. Vishwanath, meaning the ruler of the universe and Kashi, being the name of the city where this temple is located, this is how the temple was named Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The temple is looked after by the government of Uttar Pradesh since 1983. Recognized as a significant place of worship, the complex of the temple incorporates a large number of shrines of different gods. Small temples, like Dhandapani, Vishnu, Sanishwara, Kaalbhairav, Virupaksha, etc, can be easily found inside the temple complex. Besides this, a religiously significant well, the Gyan Vapi well is located in the temple, to its North. This place exemplifies the spiritual values of Hindu culture and this is the reason why a large number of devotees come here to pay their homage to Lord Shiva. Kashi Vishwanath Temple captivates the attention of not only Indian tourists but those who come from other countries as well. 

Activities: Beautiful and old shrines present in the temple can be explored by the tourists. A walk around the temple brings in the feeling of spirituality. Moreover, because of its proximity to Ganga River, tourists can indulge in boating, while experiencing the calm ambience.


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