Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple History
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the oldest and one of the most popular Hindu Temples in India which is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiv. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also one of the world-famous temples. This temple is situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. This temple is situated at the side of the world-famous river Ganga. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the part of the Twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to the Lord Shiv and these twelve temples are the holiest Temples in the world. Vishwanath also is known as Vishweshwara and the meaning of the name is ‘Lord of the Universe’.
Well as you know as Varanasi has many names but one of the names is Kashi, so Shri Vishwanath Temple is also called Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Many times has been destroyed this temple structure and re-constructed. Aurangzeb was the last person who demolished the structure of this temple and Aurangzeb was the sixth Mughal emperor. Aurangzeb is the person who constructed the Gyanvapi Mosque to this place.
Since 1983, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple has been managed by Uttar Pradesh Government and in Shivratri, Kashi Naresh who is the King of Kashi is the Chief Officiating Priest.