Immediately after my breakfast I headed for the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple. On my way to the temple road I saw small neat cozy lassi shop. The lassi made there is hand made without any mixers and grinders. The topping of malai is just like an icing on the cake. Too yummy.. :) I could resist myself and I had 2 cups of it.
Location - 1st Lassi Shop is at Vishwanath Gali on the way to Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
- Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Lord Shiva temples. The Shiva is known by the name Vishvanatha (Ruler of The World). The temple has been a central part of worship in the Shaiva philosophy as per Hindu scriptures. It has been destroyed and re-constructed a number of times in history. The last structure was demolished by the mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, who constructed the Gyanvapi Mosque on its site. The current structure was built on an adjacent site by the maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore in 1780.The two domes of the temple are covered in gold, was donated by the Punjab Kesari, the Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled the Punjab. Vishwanath Gully (leading to the temple) is famous for ladies corner, shops for the pooja goods and sweets. Devotees can make an affordable shopping in the Vishwanath Gali after completing the Darshan. One can also relish on lip-smacking chaat and lassi-thandai in nearby Godolia market.
Day 2 Explored local market, Bought some Sarees( Bargaining is must) Bought some Banarasi dupattas or Sarees, Gifts for Friends. Ate Ate Ate. Try South Indian on the Mandir lane in Breakfast. Batti Chokha,Malaiyo. Lassi is must have. Sit on any ghat and spend hours, nothing could be better than that. Day 3
After Arti we went for Bhagwan Vishwanath Darshan. I cannot write more... I am still sinking in that feeling of staying there forever. Witnessed Baba Vishwanath Arti, spent some good time in temple. Now this is what people call peace. No money no job no family nothing can bring this peace in the life ever... Trust my words. I cannot write you have to experience this peace. After coming back from there, there is another temple in mail market Guru brihaspati temple. As Guru brihaspati is the guru of all gods his temple is made on the higher level than that of Vishwanath. Try asking stories of the origin from the Priest.