Puja at Kashi Vishwanath is one of the popular and auspicious thing to do as Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India; also known as the Golden temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva where regular Puja, Aarti, Live Darshan and other rituals take place with prior booking online. It was constructed in the year 1780 by the Maratha monarch, Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of the Indore. This makes Varanasi a tourists place because of great religious importance to the Hindus. The gold used to cover the two domes of the temple was donated by the Punjab Kesari, the Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled the Punjab. Now, after 28 January 1983, this temple becomes the property of the government of Uttar Pradesh and it is managed by Dr. Vibhuti Narayan Singh, then by the Kashi Naresh. Kashi Vishwanath Temple located at the western bank of the holy river Ganges (Ganga in Hindi). The Jyotirlinga present in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is considered as the 12th of all the Jyotirlingas. Lord Shiva is one of the main deities in Hinduism and also known as the Vishwanatha (Vishvanatha) or Vishweshwara (means the ruler of the universe). Kashi is the oldest city of the world in history and known as the city of Lord Shiva.
BENEFITS OF PUJA AT KASHI VISHWANATH
- One of the most revered temples of Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath Temple has a great significance in Hindu religion.
- It is widely believed that a visit to the temple followed by a dip in the holy Ganges is the ultimate way to attain liberation or ‘Moksha’ and for the same reason it is thronged by devotees throughout the year.
- Another belief is that Lord Shiva himself whispers the mantras of salvation into the ears of the people who die naturally at the Vishwanath Temple.
- On the outside, the temple is adorned with intricate carvings that impart a divine quality to the facade.
- There is also a well present within the temple complex called Jnana Vapi or wisdom well.
- Other than that, the temple also houses several other small temples such as Kaalbhairav, Vishnu, Virupaksh Gauri, Vinayaka and Avimukteshwara.
- The city consists of around 84 bathing ghats and several Theerthams that are supposed to exist since the times of the Vedas.