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.
Interesting Facts About Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham
- 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.