New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

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The tallest temple tower in the world makes New Vishwanath Temple a popular visit for tourists, devotees, and students of architecture. Set within the spacious campus of the Benaras Hindu University, the 86.5 m (284 ft) high tower represents an iconic city landmark you won't easily miss. Built between 1931 and 1966, the modern shrine features many statues of Lord Shiva and interior walls inscribed with passages from the "Bhagavad-Gita." The vibrant campus teems with students, which means you'll find many inexpensive eating joints in the area. Plan to visit New Vishwanath Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Varanasi attractions using our Varanasi trip planner .
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  • The temple is dedicated to the God Shiva and is located on the campus. Interesting to experience how Hindus get their blessing and more of the priest.
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  • A replica of the original temple at Kasi but on a larger scale. The best part of it is that it is within the campus of Banaras Hindu university. So immensely clean and no pressure from anyone to offer...  more »
  • All disciplines in a single site. But also the temple of Shiva, high place in Varanasi. Must attend a ceremony and observe the fervor that reigns.
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  • The temple is big and new. There are plenty of space to sit and relax. It is always crowded with lots of young couples having a romantic date. But in my opinion temple serves no good for BHU and should have not been built inside the campus. As the main road which connects the main gate with temple remains open for public, Lots of boys could be seen loitring around on there sports bike in high speed which makes the campus unsafe.
  • One should not miss this place while he is in Banaras. Huge campus of BHU & this temple is very beautiful & peaceful. Lots of students will be seen inside the temple for study.
  • An awesome place. You feel so relaxed here. It is so saffron and green. One of the best place for hindu people. It is located in bhu campus and is nearly 30km from approx. I have experienced this Temple lovely.
  • Peaceful, open, green and divine place suitable for praying and meditation. Granted structure of temple is worth seeing. The campus of temple is very spacious so you can sit here and feel the nature and divine powers of Lord shiva. Out side the temple there are small shops of handicrafts which attracts the visitors. If you want to feel the spirit of kashi, you should visit the temple.
  • It's a great place to visit. It's infrastructure relaxes the mind and provide peace to soul. Every facility right from fooding to shopping is available. People can easily spend hours there. Proper guide to enter and cleanliness is arranged. In all its a good tourist place too.

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