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New Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi is famous for its ghat, temple and the spiritual vibes, People from all over world comes to explore the beauty of this city. Varanasi is called by many names some are ‘The Cultural Capital of India,’ ‘The City of Salvation,’ Banaras, Varanasi etc. Every ghat and temple has its own significance in this city, it is called that before entering to the city of Baba Vishwanath you need to take permission from Kaal Bhairav also called as ‘Kashi ka kotwal.’ Every sacred man’s go-to place to be awestruck by the presence and strength of the great Lord Shiva in the New Vishwanath Temple. It is incredibly famous not only by its location in the heart of India’s cultural capital, Varanasi but also for the calm and divine atmosphere. The majestic New Vishwanath Temple, which is located on the campus of BHU (Banaras Hindu University), is one of Varanasi’s most popular tourist attractions. Visiting this temple is a different feeling for the worshipper to place himself in God’s hands, at his disposal, and listen to his heart’s voice. The temple’s atmosphere helps you to forget about the stresses and anxieties of everyday life. The wonderful energy in the air pushes one to succumb to the Almighty’s soft caress. Vishweshwara, Shiva’s most famous Jyotirlinga, is said to possess vast and limitless power. A single visit at this temple can purify our souls and show us the path of divine knowledge.

History of the temple:

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple was destroyed and reconstructed many times - in 1194 by Qutb-Ud-Din Aibak, in 1447 by Hussain Shah Sharqi, and then in 1669 CE by Aurangzeb. In the 1930s, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya planned to replicate Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir on the campus of Benaras Hindu University. The foundation and construction of the Kashi Vishwanath temple had been undertaken by the Birla family in March 1931. The temple was finally completed in 1966. Although primarily a Lord Shiva temple, this exquisite temple has nine other temples within one and welcomes visitors of all faiths to feel its magnificence, which employs symbolism to portray Hinduism’s values and beliefs. The New Vishwanath Temple encompasses all aspects of Hinduism, including good, evil, and humanity, emphasizing the importance of Dharma, Kama, Artha, Moksha, and Karma in our lives.


The 77-meter tower, which stands in the middle of Banaras Hindu University’s (BHU) sprawling campus, is difficult to overlook. The BHU is around 15 kilometers north of the Varanasi City Railway Station, and it takes 45 minutes to get there. Buses from various places of the city comes to the BHU Bus Stop, which is the closest to the university. One can also take motor rickshaws and taxis to reach at this place.

Best time to visit:

The Mahashivratri festival is enthusiastically celebrated in the temple, with brilliant lights and diyas lining the Ganga’s banks. However, because this is such a popular time for worshippers to pray to Lord Shiva, the lines to enter the temple are extremely long, and it may take several hours to get in. You must remove your shoes at the temple’s entry, and the floor can be cold once inside. There is no entry fee for the temple, do not get yourself fooled by any thug out there.

The timings of the temple are 4 AM to 11 AM and 12 PM to 7 PM.

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