The Best Travel & Tourism Blog of India

About Us Blog Contact Us +91-8744012050

Everything You Need to Know About Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Dham Temple

Varanasi, the religious capital of India, wrote a new chapter of religious tourism in Kashi. The appearance of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham temple has changed because of the newly built Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor in Varanasi adjoins the ancient Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Ghats of the river Ganga. The project is aimed at ensuring the movement of pilgrims and devotees between the Ghats and the temple. Earlier, they had to pass through crowded streets to reach the temple. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. The Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor, built-in 21 months for 700 crores. Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor is built in 50 thousand square meters.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world and the main idol of this temple is named Vishwanath, which means ruler of the universe. Let’s know some of the most important highlights about this sacred place.

Recommended Tour Packages

Highlights of the New Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor

Kashi Vishwanath Dham Temple

  • Kashi Vishwanath Dham constructed for 345 crores
  • 300 buildings purchased for Dham for 339 crores
  • Kashi Vishwanath corridor is constructed in 5.3 lakh square feet
  • Built on the banks of the Ganges 400 meters from Vishwanath temple
  • 24 buildings are built in 30 per cent area, remaining open or dedicated to greenery
  • Hi-tech security arrangement with Rs 5.43 crore
  • Control from Integrated Command Control Center
  • Air Surveillance System Surveillance in the Sky
  • Seven types of stones of used in the construction
  • Makrana’s Milky Marble Flooring
  • 12-inch gulli for tightening brass plates 18 inches long and weighing 600 grams
  • Use of chemical la Pax ultra-fix to fill the gap between brass and stones
  • About 40 ancient temples were rediscovered and were restored.
  • No change in the original structure of the temples.
  • Devotees visiting Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham will have to climb 80 steps to reach the Dham Chowk after bathing in the Ganges. There is also an escalator for those who cannot climb the stairs.
  • Devotees will see Vishwanath Darbar and the continuous stream of Ganga from Ganga View Gallery
  • Gangadhar will come from the pipeline to the sanctum sanctorum of Vishwanath temple
  • The first such spiritual center where the statue of Mother India is also
  • The Statue of Adi Shankaracharya and Maharani Ahilyabai was also installed.
  • 80 feet long and 40 feet wide parikrama path by extension of the main temple complex
  • Parikrama Mandap is built on 157 pairs of pillars
  • After 352 years, the Gyanvapi mandapa-well and part of the Nandi main temple of Adi Vishveshwara
  • Forts like gates 32 feet high and 40 feet wide in all four directions
  • 50 thousand devotees will be able to stay at a time in Vishal Mandir Chowk
  • Trees of Rudraksha, Harsingar, Madar etc. will be seen in Shiva Forest.
  • Manimala of 27 ancient temples imprisoned in the houses of the corridor area
  • A pictorial description of the greatness of Kashi carved on marble in the temple premises

Other Interesting Blogs to Read

Interesting Facts About Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

  • One of the twelve Jyotirlingas gets the fruits of Rajasuya Yagya just by the touch of the Kashi Vishwanath temple. It is believed that once one visits the temple and takes a bath in the holy Ganges one attains salvation.
  • Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is divided into two parts. Mother Durga is seated in the form of Shakti in the right part, while on the other hand Lord Shiva is seated in the form of the left. This is why Kashi is said to be the only abode of liberation.
  • When the idols are decorated, then all the idols face west. In this Jyotirlinga, both Shiva and Shakti reside together, such a miracle has been seen only in Kashi in the world, and nowhere else.
  • There are four main gates in the court of the temple from the point of view of Tantra -the first is Shanti Gate, the second is Kala Dwar, the third is Pratishtha Dwar, and the fourth is Nivritti Dwar. Apart from Kashi, there is no place where Shiva-Shakti is seated together.
  • Baba Vishwanath is seated in Kashi as Guru and King. Throughout the day, Bholenath visits Kashi in the form of a Guru. When Baba’s makeup and aarti areas are done at nine o’clock in the night, then he is in a royal disguise. This is the reason why Shiva is also known as Rajarajeshwar.
  • There is a golden umbrella over the Kashi Vishwanath temple. It is believed that the vision of this umbrella fulfils all the wishes of the people, and brings happiness and prosperity to the house.
  • Established in 1490, it is believed that Lord Shiva lives in this city on the banks of the Ganges. Kashi is situated on the tip of his trident.
  • It is believed that when Aurangzeb came to demolish this temple, the people present in the temple hid it in a well built near the temple to protect the Shivling here. That well is still present somewhere near the temple.

Other Interesting Blogs to Read

Kashi Vishwanath Dham Temple Varanasi

The makeover of Varanasi will attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. If you have not visited it yet, then you very well know the must-see of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham Temple tour. With the most serene vibes, the chaotic world will definitely be lost in the folds of time and the person will surely attain spiritual bliss.

Other Important UP Tourism Resources

Also Check Popular Tourism Packages:  UP Tourism Packages | Varanasi Tourism Packages | All India Pilgrimage Packages

Like & Follow our social media accounts at Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin & Instagram for getting the latest updates & offers on holiday packages.

Disclaimer: We do not take credit for some of the licenced paid images used in our blogs, whether from Google Images, Fotolia & Shutterstock. All such images are the copyrights of their respective owners and we try to provide credit for them wherever we can. If, however, any copyright image has been used on our blog, the concerned person can either mail us directly to remove the image or provide credit to whomsoever the image may belong to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What is Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project?

The purpose of the project is to ensure the movement of pilgrims and devotees between the Ghats and the temple. Earlier, they had to pass through crowded streets to reach the temple. It will also boost the religious tourism in our country.

Q.What is changing at the ancient Kashi Vishwanath Temple?

  • The Temple of Kashi Vishwanath lacked direct access to Ganga. The corridor is built to connect Lalita Ghat on the holy river to Mandir Chowk on the temple premises.
  • 300 buildings purchased for Dham for 339 crores.
  • Granite and Kota in Vedic centers, museums and special buildings
  • Stones have been compiled to brass plates to protect against earthquakes and landslides.
  • Devotees visiting Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham will have to climb 80 steps to reach the Dham Chowk after bathing in the Ganges. There is also an escalator for those who cannot climb the stairs.
  • 12-inch gulli for tightening brass plates 18 inches long and weighing 600 grams
  • 24 buildings are built in 30 per cent area, remaining open or dedicated to greenery
 

Q. Who inaugurated Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Dham Temple?

PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Dham.

Q.How long is Kashi Vishwanath Corridor?

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor is 75 m wide and is spread over an area of 5 Lakh sq. ft.

Q.What is the significance of Kashi Vishwanath Temple?

It is believed that if one visits the temple and takes a bath in the holy Ganges one attains salvation.

Published: 14 Dec, 2021

About the author

Pallavi Roy

She is a candle who burns and melts in the chaos of infinity, from where her visceral whistles and leaves an imprint of desire in her heart to know the map of an Island where there are different sunrises and sunsets. Her curiosity brightens to conquer the hearts unrelieved and sometimes mysterious. Her name is - Pallavi Roy - A traveller by soul and a writer by Profession.