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Location: Varansi
Deity: Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati
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The oldest living city in the world, Varanasi is the ultimate destination of all Hindu pilgrims searching for moksha from the cycle of birth and re-birth. The word 'Kashi' originated from the word 'Kas' which means to shine. Kashi is mentioned repeatedly in the scriptures - the Brahmanas, Upanishads and the Puranas. It is the oldest center of learning and the University here is still widely respected for its Sanskrit, Philosophy, and Arts faculties. Hyuen Tsang, the Chinese traveler visited Varanasi in the 7th century.

Stepped in tradition and mythological legacy, Kashi is the 'original ground' created by Lord Shiva and Parvati. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was destroyed in the various invasions and was rebuilt in 1776 by Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims flock to Varanasi to offer homage and wash away their sins.

History kashi Vishwanath Temple :A Shiva temple has been mentioned in Puranas including Kashi Khanda (section) of Skanda Purana[8].In 490 AD , the Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple was built.In 11th Century AD, Hari Chandra constructed a temple. Muhammad Ghori destroyed it along with other temples of Varanasi during his raid in 1194.Reconstruction of the temple started soon after. This was demolished by Qutb-ud-din Aibak.After Aibak's death the temple was again rebuilt by Hindu rajas. In 1351 it was destroyed again by Firuz Shah Tughlaq.The temple was rebuilt in 1585 by Todar Mal, the Revenue Minister of Akbar's Court.Aurangzeb ordered its demolition in 1669 and constructed Gyanvapi Mosque, which still exists alongside the temple Traces of the old temple can be seen behind the mosque. It is said that the Shiv-Linga was thrown in the 'well'. So the original Shiv-linga now resides in the well. The current temple was built by Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Hindu Maratha queen of Malwa kingdom, in 1780. If you want to restore memories of temple indulge in taking Kashi Vishwanath Temple photos.

kashi vishwanath darshan : We are not providing Kashi Vishwanath Live Darshan but you can contact us for online booking for Kashi Vishwanath Temple Varanasi India.

Vishweshwara jyotirlinga has a very special and unique significance in the spiritual history of India. Deeply and intimately implanted in the Hindu mind, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple has been a living embodiment of our timeless cultural traditions and highest spiritual values. The Temple has been visited by all great saints- Adi Shankaracharya, Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekanand, Goswami Tulsidas, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, Gurunanak and several other spiritual personalities.

How to Reach Kashi Vishwanath Temple Babatpur Airport, also known as Varanasi Airport or Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport (IATA - VNS, ICAO - VIBN), is the nearest airport situated just 18 km north-west of Varanasi city. Varanasi lies on the daily air tourist shuttle route linking other major tourist places in India such as Khajuraho, Agra and Delhi. The temple is highlighted on Kashi Vishwanath Temple map

Kashi Vidyapeeth :Kashi Vidyapith having present nomenclature since 1995 as Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith has,in fact been the action field of Indian National Movement as also a place of pilgrimage of Indian Socialist Movement.Founding resolution of "RASHTRA RATNA" Babu Shiva Prasad Gupt,inspiration of the "FATHER OF THE NATION" Mahatma Gandhi and brilliance of "BHARAT RATNA" Dr.Bhagwan Das were jointly responsible for the birth of this national educational institution.It was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi during the Non-Cooperation movement of the freedom struggle;on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami on February 10,1921.

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