Varanasi – Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath temple, located on the banks of the sacred Ganga river in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 Jyotirlings in India. A Jyotirling is a self appeared (Swayambhu) pillar of light with no beginning and no end.
- Vishwanath (Shiva)
About Varanasi – Kashi Vishwanath Temple
03:00 AM to 10:30 PM
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Varanasi – Kashi Vishwanath Temple Puja and Darshan Timings
Temple Puja and Darshan Timings
|Kashi Vishwanath Temple is open From||03:00 AM to 10:30 PM|
|Mangala Aarti||03:00 AM to 04:00 AM|
|Midday Bhog Aarti||11.30 AM to 12.00 PM|
|Saptarishi Aarti||07:00 PM to 08:30 PM|
|Shringar / Bhog Aarti||03:00 AM to 10:30 PM|
|Shayan Aarti||10:30 PM|
History of Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath temple, located on the banks of the sacred Ganga river in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 Jyotirlings in India. A Jyotirling is a self appeared (Swayambhu) pillar of light with no beginning and no end. Kashi is the ancient and Puranic name of Varanasi. Kashi has been a place of pilgrimage since Vedic times. The Kashi Vishwanath temple is a highly revered and significant holy site. It has been mentioned in the Kashi Khand of the Skanda Purana.
The original temple was destroyed by Qutubuddin Aibak in 1194. Since then it has been rebuilt and destroyed a number of times. In 1669 it was destroyed for the last time by Aurangzeb. In 1780 the temple as we see it today was built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar on land adjacent to the original temple’s site. Since then other Kings have added to the temple. In 1835 Maharaja Ranjit Singh donated one ton of gold for plating the dome. The Shivling is housed in the main temple which is surrounded by smaller shrines dedicated to Kal Bhairav, Dhandapani, Vishnu, Vinayak, Shanishwara and others. There is a well in the compound where the Shivling was hidden during attacks.
Great saints like Adi Shankaracharya, Ramakrishna Paramhans, Guru Nanakdev and Goswami Tulsidas Ji have visited this temple. Kashi Vishwanath temple is among the holiest of Hindu pilgrimages and Its spiritual significance cannot be described in words. Sanatan Dharma is eternal and so are its temples.
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