Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 am]
  • Address: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
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  • Timings: 03:00 am - 11:00 am Details
  • Phone: +91-5422392629
  • Ticket Price: 251 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point

Feel close to God when you are in a temple. Feel blessed to be there and carry this closeness when you return home to your everyday life. Your presence at the temple will give you a clearer sense of purpose and peace. Visit and revel in the history of Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and receive spiritual perspective.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also known as the Golden Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. In ancient times a beautiful city was built where the rivers Varana and Asi joined the Ganges. Thus the city was named Varanasi. The local tribe called Kasha lived there, so Varanasi was also known as Kashi. Ganges is considered a holy river by Hindus and it flows in the shape of a bow near Varanasi. The main deity in the temple is known as Vishwanatha or Vishweshwara meaning Ruler of the universe. This temple town claims to be the oldest living city in the world with 3500 years of documented history.

The temple is the central part of worship in Shiva philosophy. The temple faced a lot of challenges in history and the current structure was built by the Maratha monarch, Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore. The gold used to cover the two domes of the temple was donated by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, the ruler of Punjab. Since 1983 the temple has been managed by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Inside the temple is the Jyotirlinga of Shiva. A Jyotirlinga is a devotional object representing Lord Shiva. Jyoti means radiance and lingam is the sign of Lord Shiva. It is the Radiant sign of the Almighty. In the Hindu religion, a glimpse of the Jyotirlinga is a soul cleansing experience. It plays a very significant part in the spiritual history of India. It transforms life and puts you in the path of knowledge and devotion. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple Aarti and Kashi Vishwanath Darshan are very popular amongst the Hindu devotees from all over India and abroad. It attracts foreigners as well.

  • Deposit your camera, mobiles and all electronic items at the counter.
  • There are two security checks before you enter.
  • The entry gate and exit gates are separate, ask the officials for help.
  • Some of the Aartis can be booked online, please carry a print out.
  • It is always crowded, so be patient.
  • Go with the guide to fully understand the architecture of the place and also the historical importance of the place.
  • The approach lanes are crowded, dirty, narrow and full of hawkers trying to sell you their wares.

  • Free entry to the temple.
  • Donations are welcome.
  • Aarti has different prices. Check official website for details.

  • Mangala Aarti: 3 am – 4 am
  • General Darshan: 4 am-11 am
  • Bhog Aarti: 11:15 am – 12:20 pm
  • Shayana Aarti: 10:30 pm – 11 pm
  • Sandhya Aarti: 7 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Shrinagar Aarti: 9 pm – 10:15 pm

  • If you are wondering how to reach Kashi Vishwanath Temple then know that Autorickshaws and walking are the preferred modes of transport.

  • Blue Lassi: Indian
  • Lotus Lounge: Continental
  • The place Ngo Outlet cafe: Cafe, Indian, Contemporary
  • Shree cafe Vegetarian Restaurant: Indian, Continental

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  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple Address: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple Contact Number: +91-5422392629
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple Timing: 03:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple Price: 251 INR
  • Best time to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple(preferred time): 03:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 90.48% of people who visit Varanasi include Kashi Vishwanath Temple in their plan

  • 68.97% of people start their Kashi Vishwanath Temple visit around 03 AM - 04 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

58.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple

People normally club together Kaal Bhairav Temple and Narad Ghat while planning their visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

People also prefer to start their day with Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Mobile and any materials are not permitted inside the temple. There are vendors who outside the temple who keep the bag and also mobile in safe locker, but need to buy sweets, flower and milk which costs 300/-. If visiting early morning before 7am no need of VIP entry after that devotees might take VIP Entry of Rs. 300 to wait for the entry. Must visit place in VARANASI.

  • Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the best Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The place has many artistic and linguistic aspects. And the environment is clean and peaceful.

  • A spiritual place in the heart of Old Varanasi. A must visit for a devout Shiva devotee. The whole experience is ethereal. Do make sure to look at the Hindu calendar for big events if you want your experience kicked up by a notch. Also be ready to wait in line for a substantial time and this is a pilgrimage spot for a lot of people.

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