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Address: Kashi | On Banks Of Ganges River, Varanasi 221001, India
Phone Number:
+91 542 239 2629
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Holiest shrine for Hindus

The Kashi Vishwanath temple, in one of the most ancient cities in the world, is the holiest shrine for Hindus. For others, the significance may not be there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kashi Vishwanath temple, in one of the most ancient cities in the world, is the holiest shrine for Hindus. For others, the significance may not be there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Tenkasi Viswanathan temple my next agenda was to visit the main temple in Varanasi. A walk through small alleys to the temple is interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am visiting Kashi temple for the second time. Whole crowd is managed by police. You will also find monkeys. They can snatch prasad/eatables item so be careful. Gangaji's Dashmesh ghat is 100-200mtr away from temple. Kashi temple is very beautiful and hv significant importance in Hindu's mythology. Its one of the Jyotirlingas. Must visit place.

Thank VDolly
Chandigarh, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the jyotirlingas, visiting this temple was a top priority. We stayed in the premises for an hour as darshan was closed at 11.30 am. What a divine feeling and you feel blessed after the darshan of lord.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visted for morning aarti it was very good to watch. Best time for darshan also. Other time there is crowded but morning have many people but only aarti participation allowed for darshan so good time

Thank Ashish J
Caterham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

This temple is behind a wall and only Hindus are allowed into the temple so you can only see the top of the temple over the wall.

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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

If u are a Hindu and going there with a Holly faith then its good but some people will make business with your faith. You cannot view your God with satisfaction due to heavy rush

Thank gnsingh
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

One of the 12 jyothirlingas and the most sacred. A must visit at least once in a life time for all Hindus. The temple is situauted on the banks of Holy Ganga. All have to get down a few hundred meters away from the vehicle and walk along the narrow by lanes to reach the temple. we entered and exited... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

its int the centre of a fascinating market but the police prevent you taking photos outside for fear of terrorism and there was a ridiculous queue so we didn't get to go in- There were lots of monkeys around

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Margao, India
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

It is in the heart of this city that there stands in its fullest majesty the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in which is enshrined the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha. It's the dream of every Hindu to visit Kashi Vishwanatha Temple atleast once in a lifetime. and I am sure, if you visit once you would wish to come back... More 

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