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. With our online itinerary creator, Varanasi attractions like Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Bring your passport, lock your valuables, pass the local queues, get registered and scrawl your way through the masses and holy shrines. What a spectacular event, highly magical and photogenic, captur...  more »
  • We went here with my inlaws and parents and our son. It was less crowded around 4:30 in the evening so we could get in easily. We got the darshan quickly and went to the nearby Annapurna temple. After...  more »
  • Kashi Vishwanath is one of the 12 th Jyotirling of Lord Shiva situated on the Holy river of Ganga ,very very crowded ,Mangla Aarti is one of the best part of the temple.  more »
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  • VERY CROWDED...BUT DONT WORRY JUST KEEP CHANTING OM NAMAH SHIVAY WITH FULL DEVOTION AND MEDIATE ON LORD SHIVA..THE TIME WILL PASS EASILY....ITS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REMEMBER...LORD SHIVA...AT HIS DOOR...THE PLACE IS VERY HOLY....AND SURROUNDINGS ARE HAVING LOTS OF POSITIVE ENERGY...JUST MEDIATE ON LORD SHIVA WHOLE THE TIME ONE CAN HAVE...DIVINE VISION...... AND LOTS MORE....आज मंदिर में बहुत भीड़ थी, एक *विदेशी लड़की दर्शन* के लिए लगी लम्बी लाइन को अचरज से देख रही थी, *तभी एक पंडित जी आये और बोले :~* बहुत लम्बी कतार है, ऎसे दर्शन नही हो पाएंगे, *501* रू. मे *VIP* पास ले लो, जल्दी दर्शन करवा दूंगा ! *विदेशी *लड़की बोली :~* मै 5100 दूंगी, भगवान से कहो बाहर आकर मिल लें ! *पंडित जी बोले :~* मजाक करती हो, भगवान भी कभी मंदिर से बाहर आते हैं क्या ? *विदेशी लड़की फिर बोली :~* मै 51000 दूंगी, उनसे कहो, मुझ से मेरे घर पर आकर मिल लें ! *पंडितजी:~* (गुस्से मे) : तुमने भगवान को समझ क्या रखा रखा है ! I I *विदेशी लड़की :~ वही तो मै भी पूछना चाहती हूं, आपने भगवान को समझ क्या रखा है ?* *पैसा बनाने की मशीन ???* बात छोटी है अगर सहमत हो तो आगे बढ़ाए।👌👌👍 शुभ सकाळ 🙏🏻🙏🏻💐💐🙏🏻🙏🏻 **एक भाविक*🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • One of the most popular temples in India. Enormously crowded. Do not let your religion win over rationale, and please have a hearty breakfast before going for the obligatory morning puja here. Catching hold of a 'panda' is advised. Mobiles, wallets and metal items are not allowed inside the temple premises. Lockers are available to safely deposit them.
  • A a bit of walk from the main road. The security is tight and large bags and mobile phones are not allowed inside the temple premises. Best to travel to the temple with just your purse. You need to leave your footware outside and from our experience, the closer you get to the temple, the cheaper it gets. There are lockers to store your stuff in the shops lining the cobbled path to the temple. Two fold security check before you get to the temple. If you're travelling by car, the best is to keep the car parked and travel in one of the battery operated rickshaws.
  • This is one of the oldest temple of Lord Shiva. This place is ancient, and holy, but more so for its beautiful architecture. Opt for the early morning aarti, which can be booked online. Don't take any bags as they won't allow them inside and it'd be painful to get a locker easily. You have to keep your mobile, earphone etc. outside at any shop. If you are keeping at any shop then you have to buy anything from their shop as well. They will not charge for keeping mobile or anything but you have to buy something. So keep it in kind before going. This place is very calm and spiritual. This temple is very famous among South Indian people and has a very significant importance in North India. There are too much security in multiple points.. You can buy milk and Prasad after security points as they are the same things but cheaper inside..
  • For people who have faith in Lord Shiva, visiting Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a must at least once in your lifetime. There is a magic in this temple. Once you step into the Temple premises you forget all evil and have ultimate peace of mind.
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