Location: Gyan Kup, often known as Gyan Vapi Well, is located in Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The well has great importance among the residents of Varanasi because of religious significance.
Description: Gyan Kup is also known as the well of knowledge, as it offers wisdom and inspiration to the visitors. History states that the Gyan Vapi well exists since a long time, even before river Ganga flowed on the earth. It is commonly believed that those who drink water from this well are provided with the route to higher spirituality. Another belief that is generally associated with this well is that it possesses valuable artifacts that were removed from the temple to protect them from thieves. Devotees who visit Varanasi, the holy city, first of all give their sankalpa at Gyan Kup and then begin with their Pancha Tirtha Yatra. Although, Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple, they can have a view of the temple and Gyan Kup through a hole. Tourists and devotees can explore Gyan Kup from 8 A.M to 10 A.M. Even today, many mysteries about Gyan Kup float around. One can explore these mysteries for an exciting experience.
Activities: Surrounded by natural beauty, a walk around the temple and Gyan Vapi well can bring the feeling of spirituality. Tourists can participate in different events that generally take place in the Vishwanath Temple and have a sight of Shivling.