Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi the temple was found in 1490. Kashi has seen the rule of many kings both famous and not so famous. Few of us know that it was also `ruled by Buddhists for some time. The city on the banks of Ganges has seen its share of slaughter and destruction. The temples were plundered time and again by the Mughals. The original temples were re-built, then destroyed and re-built. Mughal Emperor Akbar gave permission to build the original temple, which was later destroyed by Aurangazeb. The “ KASHI VISWANATH TEMPLE ” was last rebuilt and restored to its glory by the Queen of Indore, Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar. She took the initiative to restore the temple and also provided the funds for it. Aurangzeb had destroyed the temple and built a mosque in its place. It is believed that when the earth was created the first ray of light fell on Kashi. There are legends that believe that Shiva had actually stayed here for some time.

According to records Shiva is supposed to the guardian of the city and its people. “ KASHI VISWANATH TEMPLE” is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples. The main deity is known by the name Vishvanatha or Vishveshvara meaning Ruler of The Universe. Varanasi city is also called Kashi, and hence the temple is popularly called Kashi Vishvanath.

There are 5 aartis of Shree Kashi Vishwanath:

 Mangala Aarti :- 3.00 - 4.00 (Morning).

 Bhoga Aarti :- 11.15 to 12.20 (Day).

 Sandhya Aarti :- 7.00 to 8.15 (Evening).

 Shringara Aarti :- 9.00 to 10.15 (Night).

 Shayana Aarti :- 10.30-11.00 (Night).


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