Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

It’s situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Temple stands on the western bank of the holy watercourse Ganga, and is one in every of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples

Standing on the western bank of India’s holiest river Ganges, Varanasi is the oldest surviving city of the world and the cultural capital of India.

It’s within the heart of this town that there stands in its fullest loftiness the Kashi Vishwanath Temple during which is enshrined the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanath.

Here gravitate the teeming millions of India to seek benediction and spiritual peace by the darshan of this Jyotirlinga which confers liberation from the bondages of maya and the inexorable entanglements of the world.


A simple glimpse of the Jyotirlinga is a soul-cleansing experience that transforms life and puts it on the path of knowledge and bhakti.

 Vishweshwara Jyotirlinga contains a very special and distinctive significance within the religious history of India. Tradition has it that the deserves attained by the darshan of different jyotirlinga scattered in various parts of India accrue to devotee by a single visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

Pooja Timings

Mangala Aarti3:00 AM to 4:00 AM
Bhog Aarti11:15 AM to 12:20 PM
Sandhya Aarti7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Shringar Aarti9:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Shayan Aarti10:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Quick Facts:

Address: Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Phone: 0542 239 2629

District: Varanasi

Function: Hindu Temple

Deity: Vishwanath (Shiva)

Festivals: Maha Shivaratri

How To Reach?

By Air

Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Babatpur is the nearest airport (25 km from temple) which is well connected with Indian metros cities such as  Delhi and Mumbai.

By Rail

Varanasi has a number of railway stations which connects to whole India. The nearest railway stations are Varanasi city station which lies only 2 kilometres away from the temple and Varanasi junction which is around 6 kilometres away

By Road

Several state-run and private transport buses ply to and fro Varanasi and other Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities of India to reach Varanasi. To reach Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple  , one needs to either take a taxi or a cycle/auto rickshaw .


Interesting Facts:

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple has been destroyed and rebuilt time and again by different rulers. The original Vishwanath temple was destroyed by the army of Qutb-ud-din Aibak when he defeated Raja of Kannauj. The temple was re-built, then destroyed and re-built; this process continued for several centuries.
  • Mughals plundered the temple time and again. Though the Mughal Emperor Akbar gave permission to build the original temple, his great grandson Aurangazeb later destroyed the temple and built a mosque there. The present temple was built by the great Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Queen of Indore.
  • Kashi was originally derived from the sanskrit word ‘Kas’ which means ‘to sparkle’. With numerous attacks and plunders over the centuries, the city’s resilience is much appreciable!
  • The Kashi Vishwanath Temple has three domes covered of gold! The golden chatra on top is believed to fulfil any wish that is made after seeing it.

Where To Stay

GANGA DARSHAN is a guest house maintained by the Temple Trust.It is the leading urban guest house in the historic center of Varanasi. You can easily get a clean & hygienic room at just 1700 INR .

Note: We don’t make any guarantees if the above-stated facts are not correct. If you think any information provided by us is wrong then contact us.


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