Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of those temples which is a must-visit pilgrimage for the Hindus. A pilgrim’s pilgrimage is incomplete without a visit to Kashi Vishwanath temple. You can visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple with the Kashi Vishwanath darshan package at a very moderate cost. One of the prime attractions of Kashi Vishwanath temple is the fact that it is one among the twelve Jyotirlingas. Here are a few interesting facts about Kashi Viswanath Temple that you should know before visiting the temple:
Interesting Facts About Kashi Vishwanath Temple:-
- Kashi Vishwanath temple is in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The temple is one of the prime worship spots of Lord Shiva in India in the vicinity of river Ganges. You may visit the temple but your worship would be complete only when you take a dip in the river Ganges. This part of the river is one of the holiest spots. It is a belief that if you take a dip into the holy river prior to visiting the temple, all your sins will be washed away. So, if you are visiting the temple. Consider taking the holy dip in river Ganges.
- The temple has been a pivotal part of the religious life of many Hindu leaders. From Adi Shankaracharya to Ramkrishna Paramahansa to Swami Vivekananda to Maharishi Dayanand – all have made it a point to visit the temple at least once in their lifetime. This place has served to strengthen the connection between their souls and the supreme being.
- Sri Eknath Bhagwata – This Is a landmark book on the Warkari community. Saint Eknath Composed This book. It is on the premises of Kasi Viswanath temple where he sat and composed the book. The serene atmosphere of the temple provided a perfect backdrop for the composition of this book.
- The temple assumes great significance during Mahashivaratri. A beautiful procession including a chariot, accompanied by drums, is taken towards the temple from other main temples. The procession finally amalgamates at this temple where the celebrations take place.
- The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. The idol of Lord Shiva is situated at the sanctum-sanctorum of the temple. Here Lord Shiva Known as Vishwanath. The name means the ‘ruler of the universe’. Such is the importance of the temple that every Hindu believes that Kashi Vishwanath darshan at least once in his lifetime is a must and will provide him salvation.
So, keep this temple on the agenda of your pilgrimage list. For a hassle-free visit to Varanasi, especially to the temple, opt for the Kashi Vishwanath tour package offered by My Tirth India.