Kashi Punyakshetram


Visitors are not allowed to carry cell phones, cameras, belts with metal buckles, shoes, cigarettes and lighters into the temple premises. Lockers can be hired at a nominal charge.

Can we touch Kashi Vishwanath Lingam?

Certainly YES, but only , immediately after the Mangla aarti at 3 am and evening aarti which is between 6 to 7 pm, and u have to buy tickets for the aarti’s. immediately thereafter all ticket holders can actually touch as well as garland The Lord ( Shivlinga )

What is the special of Kashi?

Located on the banks of the holy Ganges, Varanasi is regarded among the holiest of the Hindu cities. The Kashi Vishwanath temple is widely recognized as one of the most important places of worship in the Hindu religion. Inside the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishveshvara or Vishvanath.

Is there any dress code for Kashi Vishwanath temple?

The devotees visiting the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi will now have to be clad in ‘kurta-dhoti’ or ‘saree’ if they wished to touch the ‘shivalinga’ inside the temple’s ‘garbha-griha’ (sanctum-sanctorum).

Why is it important to go to Kashi in Hinduism?

It is believed that even during pralay (apocalypse), Shiva never lets go of Kashi, holding it up valiantly on his trident. Kashi is also the place to find moksha or liberation of the soul. Consequently, one of the names Kashi is known by is ‘Avimukta’, to emphasise on why one should never leave this place.

Why does Shiva like Kashi?

Shiva lived as an ascetic in the upper regions of the Himalayas, but when he got married to a princess, compromises had to be made. And being a graceful man, he decided he would move to the plains, as Kashi was the most fabulously built city at the time. As you know all Kashi is the world oldest city.

Who donated entire gold to Kashi Vishwanath?

Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab had donated one tonne of gold, which was used to cover the two domes of the temple after Indore’s Holkar queen reconstructed the Shiv temple, which was lying in ruins after being demolished on Aurangzeb’s orders.

Which part of Sati fell in Kashi?

Sati’s eye or earring is believed to have fallen at Varanasi, establishing Vishalakshi as a Shakti Pitha. However, if one asks at the temple there today, the priest and all others aver that the body part that fell was Her face, which is hidden behind the murti.

What should I wear in Kashi?

Wear decent clothing throughout your trip. Modest cloths would avoid awkward stares from locals. Some temples like Kashi Vishwanath Temple has a strict code of wearing saree to enter the temple. Temporary sarees are available in the temple.

Who is the protector of Kashi?

Shri Kal Bhairav, representing the fierce form of Lord Shiva, is also known as the ‘Kotwal of Kashi’ and the protector of the city.


Vibhuti Narayan Singh
Maharaja Bahadur of Kashi
Maharaja Bahadur of Kashi
Reign 5 April 1939 15 August 1947
Predecessor Aditya Narayan Singh
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