Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi timings

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. 

Presiding Deities

  • Vishwanath (Shiva)

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About Varanasi – Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Darshan Timings

03:00 AM to 10:30 PM

Dress Code

Formal

Photography and Videography

Not Allowed

Prasad

Not Allowed

Varanasi – Kashi Vishwanath Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is open From03:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Mangala Aarti03:00 AM to 04:00 AM
Midday Bhog Aarti11.30 AM to 12.00 PM
Saptarishi Aarti07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Shringar / Bhog Aarti03:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Shayan Aarti10:30 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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Pandit Ji in Varanasi – Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Nearby Attractions

  • Durga Mandir Varanasi
  • Baba Kal Bhairav Mandir Varanasi
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Banaras Hindu University

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