Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh state of India. This temple is situated on the west bank of the holy river Ganges and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The main god of the temple is known as Vishwanath and Visvesvarsha, which means the ruler of Brahman. Varanasi is also known as Kashi, hence this temple is known mainly as Kashi Vishwanath Temple. It is believed that when the earth was formed then the first ray of light was lying on the earth of Kashi. Since then Kashi is considered as the center of knowledge and spirituality.
Kashi’s original Vishwanath temple was very small. In the 17th century, Ahilyabai Holkar, the Queen of Indore, gave it a beautiful appearance. It is said that Lord Shiva came once in the dream of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar. They were devotees of Lord Shiva. So he built this temple in 1777. In 1835 AD, the Sikh King Ranjit Singh plated the temple’s peak with gold. Since then, this temple is also called Golden Temple. This temple was destroyed very often. The temple which is situated today has been created for the fourth time. In the 1669 when the rule of Aurangzeb was still very much harmed to this temple.
|Address||Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Architectural Style||Hindu Temple|
|Built By||Ahilyabai Holkar|
|Nearest Airport||Babatpur Airport (22 km away from Varanasi)|