Kashi viswanath temple, famous for the installation of jyothirlinga- varanasi
Kashi viswanath temple, located at the western banks of holy river gamga
Kashi is one of the popular pilgrim destination in india, located at varanasi in Uttar pradesh state. kashi become popular by the name of viswanath temple. kashi viswanath temple also popular as installation of one of the jyothirlingas in india. lord shiva is the prime deity of the temple commonly known as kashi viswanathar which refers the emperor of universe. the main peculiarity of mandir is the presence of holy river gamga. most of the people headed to kashi during their last ages to achieve moksha by the blessings of lord shiva. this is onot an ancient temple, which built during 18th century.
kashi viswanath temple located at the western banks of holy river gamga, according to the hindu legends it says that the bath at river gamga and praying to kashi viswanathar will result in moksha of devotees. true devotees of lord shiva will get freedom from the cycle of death and birth. The great saints like adi sankaracharya, swami dayananda saraswati,sri rama krishna paramahamsa etc. there are many sub shrines except the prime deity, it exist as a series of shrines. the idol in the sanctum placed in the form of linga and which is very huge in size. shiva linga at the temple is about 6 feet high.
Makar sankaranthi is a main festival which celebrates almost temples in India. mahasivarathri is another main festival which celebrated a grand way like other shiva temples in India, which usually falls in february or march. akshaya thriteeya day is considered a one of the important day for hindu devotees which falls in third new moon day of vaishakh month. varanasi bus stand is located very close to kashi viswanath temple which is about 4 km. varanasi is also the nearest rail head to the mandir. varanasi airport is located 25 km away from mandir.
temple timings:- 3.00 am to 11.00 pm