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Kashi Vishwanath Temple: How to reach Varanasi. Full Information

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Written by Abhishek Pandey

kashi vishwanath temple This Jyotirlinga is situated in the middle of the city of Kashi. The modern name of Kashi is Varanasi.

 

 

 

That is why it is also called Kashi Banaras. This holy city Varanasi, situated between the holy holy rivers like Ganga, Varuna, and Assi, is one of the oldest cities in the world.

 

 

 

In the intervening period, it was called Benares. Vishwanath Temple has an important place as a pilgrimage. kashi has been the center of knowledge, religion, and spirituality for Indians for centuries.

 

 

 

Before Vishwanath temple, we should know about Varanasi, so let us know about Varanasi in detail. What is the story of Varanasi after all?

 

 

 

Once, he along with Kalingaraj Poundrak and Kashiraj attacked Mathura. But Lord Krishna defeated them too. Jarasandha escaped but Poundrak and Kashiraj were killed at the hands of God.

 

 

 

 

After Kashiraj his son became Kashiraj and decided to take revenge on Shri Krishna. He knew the power of Shri Krishna.

 

 

 

 

Therefore, he pleased Lord Shiva by doing hard penance and asked him to finish it. Lord Shiva asked him to ask for some other groom. But he stood firm on his demand.

 

 

 

 

Then Shiva created a terrible masterpiece with mantras and while giving it to him said, “Watts! You will order it to go in the direction it will burn the state located in the same direction to ashes.

 

 

 

 

But take care, do not use it on a Brahmin devotee. Otherwise, its effect will be fruitless. ”Lord Shiva was interrupted by saying this.

 

 

 

 

Here, after killing the evil Kalayavan, Shri Krishna came to Dwarka with all Mathura people. Kashiraj sent Kritya towards Dwarika to kill Shri Krishna.

 

 

 

 

Kashiraj did not know that Lord Krishna is a Brahmin devotee. So even after reaching Dwarka, Kritya could not harm them.

 

 

 

On the contrary, Shri Krishna turned his Sudarshan Chakra towards him. Sudarshan paused towards Kriti with a fierce fire. Kritya, frightened after seeing Pran in distress, ran towards Kashi.

 

 

 

Sudarshan Chakra also started following him. Upon reaching Kashi, Sudarshan consumed the act. But still, his anger did not calm down and he consumed Kashi.

 

 

 

 

In due course of time, this town was re-established between two rivers named Vara and Asi. This city was named Varanasi due to its location between the rivers Vara and Asi. Thus, Kashi was reborn as Varanasi.

 

 

 

 

What Is The Story Of Vishwanath Temple?

 

 

 

 

 

King Jarasandha of Magadha was very powerful and cruel. He had countless soldiers and divine weapons. This was the reason that all the kings around had a sense of friendship towards him.

 

 

 

Jarasandha had two daughters named Asti and Prasati. He was married to King Kansa of Mathura … Kansa was a very sinful and wicked king.

 

 

 

 

To save the people from his atrocities, Lord Krishna killed him…. Jarasandha became furious after hearing the news of son-in-law’s death.

 

 

 

 

Jarasandha, burning in the flame of reprisal, invaded Mathura many times. But each time Shri Krishna defeated him and left him alive.

 

 

 

 

The Ganges Ghats of Kashi Varanasi is famous everywhere. Each ghat has its own importance. Varanasi is counted in Tristhali along with one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Vishwanath.

 

 

 

 

It is said that even in the Holocaust period, Kashi is not destroyed. Baba Vishwanath wears it on his trident and takes it down during creation. That is why Kashi Varanasi is also called the Adisthali of the universe.

 

 

 

Over the years, Varanasi has had many names such as Avim Mukt Kshetra, Anand Kanan, Maha Crematorium, Rudrawas, Muktibhoomi, Shivpuri and Tripurari, Rajnagari, etc. Kashi is mentioned in the third and seventh Mandal of Rigveda.

 

 

 

 

No one knows when the original temple of Vishwanath mandir was built. If anyone knows, then tell us in the comment, so that we can improve.

 

 

 

But the present temple is not more ancient. There is three Vishwanath mandir at this time. One is in Gyanvapi, which was constructed by Rani Ahilyabai.

 

 

 

 

Maharaja Ranjit Singh offered an urn to this temple. The second temple is in Kashi Hindu University, which was built by industrialist Birla and the third temple was built by Swami Karpatri Ji.

 

 

 

 

A narrow lane of Kashi houses the ancient Vishwanath mandir. It is said that the temple was restored by Adi Shankaracharya, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

 

 

 

The flag of this temple is of gold and this temple is very grand and beautiful. The peak of the temple is about 40 feet high.

 

 

 

The summit is of two floors, but in its artwork, a large peak and the Shikhar below it respectively make the temple grander.

 

 

 

 

The main Shivling is situated below the summit. Where Lord Shiva is worshiped. Many idols are located in the temple premises.

 

 

 

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You must know the answers to some questions.

 

 

 

1-What is the best time to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple?

 

 

The best time to visit Varanasi for the temple visit is between October to March in the winter months. The weather, although cool in December and January, mostly suits travelers after sightseeing. If you are not looking to attend one of the Aarti, the best time to visit the temple is 7 am to avoid long queues.

 

 

 

2- What is the timing of Kashi temple? 

 

 

The Timing is 4 Am To 11 Pm.

 

 

3- What is the famous place of Varanasi?

 

 

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ganges River, Sankat Mochan Temple, Ghats, Ganga Arati, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sarnath  Stoop, Gyanvapi Maszid, Explore the 1750s Ramnagar Fort on the eastern bank of the Ganges River and more. That is why Benaras is called the city of light.

 

 

 

4- What is the best transport in Varanasi?

 

 

Cab, Taxi Or Riksha.

 

 

5- What can you enjoy in Varanasi?

 

 

Mahashivratri, Holi, Ganga Arati, Dev Deepawali, Makar Sankranti And Many More.

 

 

6- Pooja/Arati Timing

 

Every day the temple opens at 2.30. There are 5 Aarti daily in Kashi Vishwanath temple.

 

1. Mangal Aarti: 3 pm – 4 pm

2. Bhog Aarti: 11.15 am – 12.20 pm

3. Sandhya Aarti: 7.00 pm – 8.15 pm

4. Shringar Aarti: 9.00 am – 10.15 am

5. Sleeping Aarti: 10.30 am – 11.00 pm

 

 

7- What is the Dress Code Of Kashi Temple?

 

 

No special dress is specified for a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath temple, but there is a general dress code that has been implemented.

 

 

 

People coming to the temple should cover their hands and feet. Indian traditional attire is not compulsory and Western clothing is permitted.

 

 

 

8- How to reach Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi?

 

 

 

It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in India. Here people from all over India come to visit and visit. Along with India, people from abroad also come to visit Varanasi. Being a major pilgrimage site, Varanasi is well connected to the rest of the country by road, rail, and air.

 

 

 

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is located at a distance of about 25 km from the city center. Air India, JetConnect, Spice Jet and Indigo Airlines are some of the major airlines that fly from major cities across India on the Varanasi route.

 

 

 

Varanasi has three railway stations: Varanasi Junction; Mughal Sarai Junction, which is about 8 kilometers from Varanasi; And about 4 kilometers from Manduadih railway station, Varanasi.

 

 

 

 

Rajdhani Express, Sivaganga Express, Lok Manya Tilak Varanasi Express, Vibhuti Express, Howrah Jodhpur Express, Ganga Kaveri Express, Sanghamitra Express, Secunderabad Patna Express, Mahanagari, and Marudhara Express are some of the major trains that travel from around India to Varanasi.

 

 

 

9- What is  Gyan Vapi well?

 

 

There is a well in the temple complex which is called Gyan Vapi or Gyan Kuan. It has a history. It is said that Jyotirlinga was lowered into the well to get protection from the avatar.

 

 

 

The main saint of the temple jumped into the well with the Jyotirlinga to save it from intruders. There are various small temples such as Kalabhairava, Avimukteshwar, Vishnu, Vinayaka, and Virupaksha are located in the main complex of the Gauri temple. About 3000 devotees visit the temple daily and on special occasions, it becomes 100000.

 

 

10- Importance of temple

 

 

 

Kashi Vishwanath has a lot of importance among those who believe in Hinduism. Many great Hindu saints like Adi Shankara, Goswami Tulsidas, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekananda, etc. came to Varanasi to bathe the Ganges and visit the Jyotirlinga.

 

 

 

It is said that once a person takes a bath in the Ganges in Varanasi and sees Lord Shiva once in his life, he gets salvation.

 

 

 

 

11- History of Kashi Vishwanath Temple

 

 

 

 

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located on the western bank of the Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi. The Jyotirlinga in Kashi Vishwanath temple has extraordinary and special significance in the religious history of India.

 

 

 

 

It attracts devotees from all over the world. The temple was managed on 28 January 1983 under the UP government. The present temple was built in 1780 by the late Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore.

 

 

 

In 1839, two golden domes of the temple were given by Punjab Kesari Maharaja Ranjit Singh. And the third dome was given by the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh.

 

 

Vishwanath Gali

 

 

Vishwanath Gali in Varanasi is the way to Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in Vishwanath Gali and anyone who wants to visit the temple can go through Vishwanath Gali.

 

 

 

 

Vishwanath Gali is a very popular street in Varanasi and is famous for items of worship and sweets. After completing the darshan of Lord Shiva at the Kashi Vishwanath temple, devotees can do a cheap shopping at Vishwanath Gali.

 

 

 

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