Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Varanasi

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One of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) stands on the western bank of the Ganges. Destroyed and reconstructed many times during its history, the latest edition was built by the Maratha monarch in 1780, with three domes made up of pure gold. You can enter the temple sanctum only when the chief officiating priest finishes performing his religious functions. Certain occasions host million visitors, so security measures can get very rigorous. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) by using our Varanasi itinerary maker.
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  • Each review offers a glimpse into the momentary unfolding of the reviewer's consciousness. Search for mention of color, sounds, smells, touch, and visions. From these the higher modes of perception re...  more »
  • Very devine experience. Best time to visit is in the morning after the bath in holy river ganges. Sunrise boating is must. So is night time Aarti. For the best aarti view hire a boat at sunset time an...  more »
  • worlds most famous temple of lord shiva i was eagerly waited to visit this temple but the people in the temple are not allowing us to see the lord shiva fully monjey minded people are there everything...  more »
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  • One of magical places in Varanasi. A must visit, even if you're not a Hindu. It was amazing to witness another level of devotion displayed by lots of people who visit the temple and the temple itself definitely has strong great vibe. As a form of respect, I highly recommend to join the long queue with locals despite foreigners have privilege with a fast-track lane. You can keep your bag in the locker before the entrance gate and do come afternoon to avoid the long queue.
  • Temples are places for peace and they should stay that way.... To reach there it is advisable that you get up early and reach there early in the morning to ditch the long que and have a peaceful spiritual experience....
  • A place of lord shiva will give you peace. Especially you go to all ghats and the holy ganga. Spiritual energy is here very cool. Don't trust to any pandits or any local vendor. Some people are manipulate you.otherwise very nice place.
  • A place of lord shiva will give you peace. Especially you go to all ghats and the holy ganga. Spiritual energy is here. Don't trust to any pandits or any local vendor. Some people are manipulate you.otherwise very nice place.
  • Divine temple of Lord "SHIV" . This temple is reconstructed by queen of Indor (M.P.).Top of temple is of gold. This pious place is near to dashaswamedh ghat. High spiritual energy can be felt here by devotee. Must visit place in Varansi. If you want to visit here you should keep ur mobile at your room because mobile and camera are not allowed in temple premises.