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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
worship
Free
All year
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8 out of 84 attractions in Varanasi

New Vishwanath Temple

Better known as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, this is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world. Moreover, this is the holiest existing place for Hindus in the country. The Shivalingam worshipped here is said to be the oldest and holiest of all other Jyotiralingams. The temple is also known as the Golden Temple as the gopuram or upper facade is wrapped in gold sheets. This place of worship is also mentioned in the Mahabharata which has always made Varanasi the holiest place of worship for the Hindus in the world. The temple was built much later by a Maratha queen named Ahilyabai Holkar. This is also one of the most visited places on Earth.
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- New Vishwanath temple, also known as Birla temple, situated in premises of Benaras Hindu University . In 1930s, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (founder of Benaras Hindu University)wished to replicate Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir in the campus. The Birla family (famous industrialist group) undertook the construction and foundation was laid in March 1931 and it took 35 years to complete the construction. The temple is one of the tallest in India (total height 253 feet) and its tower is the tallest in the world. As temple is situated in university campus, its surroundings are quite pleasant and away from hustle bustle of the city, which makes it a tourist hot-spot. Do not forget to try cold coffee with ice-cream at Tripti caffe.
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A beautiful quiet place where one can learn about different gods of Hindu religion.