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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

Updated: Jan 11

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the city of Varanasi, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples, where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a lingam (a symbol of the god). The temple is considered one of the most sacred temples in Hinduism and is a major pilgrimage site. The temple is located on the western bank of the river Ganges, and is also known as the "Golden Temple" because of the gold plating on its towers.

The temple has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries, and the current structure dates back to the 18th century. The temple has a high wall around it with several smaller shrines and halls within the complex. The temple complex also includes the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the Annapurna Temple, the Kaalbhairav Temple, and the new Vishwanath Temple.

Visitors to the temple typically bathe in the river Ganges before entering the temple, and offer prayers and make offerings to the deity. Non-Hindu visitors are not allowed to enter the inner sanctum of the temple, but can view the temple from the outer courtyards. Photography is not allowed inside the temple, and visitors are required to remove their shoes and cover their heads before entering.

The city of Varanasi where the temple is located is also an important destination for spiritual and cultural tourism. The city is known for its Ghats (a series of steps leading down to the river) where people come to bathe, perform rituals, and explore the city's rich cultural heritage.

The temple is open from 4:00am to 9:00pm, However, the timings of the temple are subject to change during festival seasons.

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