Vishwanath Temple-One of 12 Jyotirlings

Vishwanath Temple-One of 12 Jyotirlings

Vishwanath Temple is a famous Hindu temple in the world located in Varanasi (Kashi), Uttar Pradesh, India, on the west bank of the Ganges. According to popular belief, Kashi or Varanasi is located at the tip of Mahadev’s trident. This temple of Lord Shiva located there is very old. This ancient temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlings.

History of Vishwanath Temple

According to historians, Todarmal, one of Akbar’s Navaratna Sabha kings, founded this temple. Aurangzeb destroyed the temple 100 years after its establishment. In 1735 Maharani Ahlyabai re-established the temple. After 286 years, it was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. The work of Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor was going on for about 32 months. Kashi Vishwanath Dham has been built over an area of 1.5 lakh square feet. The entire corridor of the temple is divided into three parts and it has four large doors and a circular passage. It is customary to visit Vishwanath by bathing in the Ganges. By opening this corridor, now visitors can easily take bath and visit the temple.

The Greatness of Vishwanath Temple

Vishwanath Temple is believed to be the first ling among the twelve jyotirlings. It is said in the Puranas that Mahadeva himself once pierced heaven, earth and underworld with a single flame to stop the quarrel between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. This Jyotirlinga was created from the flame of that light. By creating this Jyotirling, Mahadev proved that he is the best of all gods, he is Devadideva.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also known as Vishveshwar Temple. This temple is said to be very favorite of Mahadev. Hindus believe that death in Kashi is a way to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. It is believed that whoever dies here, Mahadev himself gives the Tarak Mantra in his ear. Devotees also believe that all wishes are fulfilled by praying at Vishwanath temple in Kashi.

By Krishna Das

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