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“The Devi temple” 4 of 5 stars
Review of New Vishwanath Temple

New Vishwanath Temple
Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi, India
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Ranked #11 of 54 Attractions in Varanasi
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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“The Devi temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This temple is a few minutes walk from the Kasi Viswanath temple albeit another alleyway. The temple is a small one but the Devi is powerful.Once again the alleys are dirty.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Suggest spend more time here than the original Kashi Temple.


The place is huge and strikingly opposite to that of The Kashi Temple at the Ghats. It is clean, visible, organised. You are not faced with money hungry shop-keepers or Panda's.

Located in the amazing vast IT-BHU campus, you should take a Cycle Rik from the University gate to truly enjoy the campus. Place of silence and spiritual peace. It is a must see and time spend in Varanasi.

Visited July 2013
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“New Vishwanath temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Its a newly built temple within the BHU campus. Its 'shikara' is twenty stories high. The temple is very orderly maintained and has a very huge gallery at the entrance.

Visited July 2013
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“new attractive temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

it is not ancient temple.it is situated in university campus.
as it is new and clean ,it looks attractive .

Visited November 2012
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“New Viswanth Temple of BHU- Also known as Birla Viswanath Temple, has very Neat &Clean ,Green and Serene Ambiance.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I had been to this temple many times before my currant visit .The New Viswanth Temple is situated in the heart of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). When you enter from the main gate of BHU, and move towards the temple,you’ll be pleased to see wide roads and green trees ,dotted on both the sides.This is the charm and beauty of this University. In contrast with the Golden Viswanath temple of the main city, where you have to pass through a crowded, dirty lane, long walk in queues, passing through multiple security check ups to reach at the sanctum and then have quick Darsan . In this temple you can reach up to the main gate, by your own vehicle. It is situated on a wide road in a clean, green, and very serene ambiance with no pang of security check ups. Anybody (including foreigners) can visit it freely,so its truly cosmopolitan temple
This temple was built by the famous industrialist, Birla,on the request the Pandit Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya ,the founder of this University ,whose statue is in the front side of this temple .it is also called Birla Mandir of Sri Viswanath ji .Its spire is the highest amongst the temples of India .It has ground floor and first floors ,which are painted in pink color ,one of the colors of this University. This temple is very near and dear to the student and staff of BHU. They come here, when in distress ,they come here when happy or in celebration mood. Some students come here to seek blessings from Lord Shiva to get success in their exams.
On the Gate of the temple, there are many shops, some sell flowers some religious books and some tea coffee and snacks. When you enter in the campus of the temple, you’ll find a place for putting your shoes, on its right side. Beautifully cut and shaped trees of Ashok , are seen on both sides of the road leading to main temple. I moved around the temple and saw many small benches with marble tops. Peoples were seen lying on the lawns; few were meditating, few resting on the benches. The centre and main sanctum of the temple is devoted to Shiv Lingam, in a rounded cashing, made up of silver. Besides, there are many other small temples of, Natraj, Panchmukhi Mahadev, Parvati , Ganesh ,Hanuman and Nandi. On the inner walls of the temple are inscribed verses from scripture with its explanation,
This New Viswanath temple is a must see place. It leaves very pleasant, spiritual and long lasting impression on one’s mind and urges him to visit it again and again.
Satish Tripathi , Gorakhpur

Visited May 2013
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