- December 21, 2017
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the most famous temple in Varanasi. This temple is also one of the most famous Hindu temples which dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is nearby Ganga river. This is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and the holiest of Shiva temples. Vishwanath was known by the name Vishveshvara meaning Ruler of the Universe. Varanasi city is also known as Kashi and hence the temple is popularly called Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
This temple has been referred to in the Hindu scriptures for a very long time as a central part of worship in the Saiva philosophy. In history, the temple has been destroyed and reconstructed many times. The last structure was demolished by the sixth Mughal emperor (who constructed the Gyanvapi Mosque on its site) and the Aurangzeb. The current structure was built on an adjacent site by Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore and the Maratha ruler in 1780.
The temple has been managed by the government of Uttar Pradesh from 1983. Kashi Naresh (which is King of Kashi) is the chief officiating priest during the religious occasion of Shivratri.
Official Website: https://shrikashivishwanath.org/
Live Pooja: http://live.shrikashivishwanath.org/live.aspx