On 13th December 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated his dream project in Varanasi i.e., the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor. The project is expected to increase the number of tourist visitors in Varanasi. The ceremony is aired live in 20,000 temples across the country.
This was a three-day grand celebration in Varanasi from 12th December to 14th December with huge participation from the people of Varanasi. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is believed to have been built as a Vishveshwar Temple by Hari Chandra in the 11th century. Here is everything you need to know about the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor inauguration ceremony in Varanasi Temple.
Kashi Vishwanath Dham Project
PM Narendra Modiji were all set to visit Varanasi on 23rd December again just 10 days after the Kashi Vishwanath Dham project inauguration. During the visit, the prime minister will dedicate 13 ready projects worth Rs. 853 crore and will also lay the foundation for other projects worth Rs.681 crore.
The ready projects include the redevelopment of old Kashi wards that include Kal Bhairav Temple, Raj Mandir, Dashashwamedh, Jangambari and Gadhawasi Tola phase-1, redevelopment of Beniabagh Park and construction of surface parking, development and beautification of Nadesar and Sonbhadra pond.
To install surveillance cameras at 720 sites in the city, urban revitalization of road and junction improvement project and 50 million litres per day sewage treatment plant at Ramna.
Other projects included are Dharamshala at Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre, BHU at a cost of Rs 130 crore. Hostels for doctors and nurses, community hall and toilet block at the birthplace of Sant Ravidas in Seer Goverdhanpur, construction of Inter-University Centre for Teacher Education at BHU.
New building centre for Teacher Education at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath, a seed breeding facility under the International Rice Research Institute-South Asia Regional Centres campus and 13 residential houses in the Government Industrial Training Institute in the Karaudi area.
During the visit to Varanasi, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation for widening and strengthening of Mohan Sarai (Varanasi)-Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar Chakia Road, Chandauli and Varanasi-Bhadohi-Gopiganj road.
Kashi Vishwanath Corridor
- The project aims to create an accessible pathway connecting Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple to the banks of the River Ganga.
- The foundation stone of the project was laid by the Prime Minister on 8th March 2019.
- The corridor is 75 meters wide and connects Kashi Vishwanath Temple to the River Ganga.
- The scale of the project was such that the project is now spread over a massive area of about 5 lakh square feet, whereas earlier premises were limited to just around 3000 square feet.
- Around 23 buildings are constructed at a cost of around Rs 339 crore.
- The mega corridor connects the main temple with the Lalita Ghat.
- Grand gateways and ornamental arches are built in a heritage architectural style in four directions.
Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Inauguration
Around 1 pm on 13th December PM Modi will reach Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple after which he will inaugurate phase 1 of the project. In phase 1 of the project total of 23 buildings will be inaugurated. 23 new buildings will provide diverse facilities to the pilgrims visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Hence, More than 40 temples have been re-discovered, restored and beautified.
On 13th December during the visit to Varanasi Prime Minister will also visit Kaal Bhairav Temple at around 12:00 PM and witness Ganga Aarti while onboard a Ro-Ro Vessel at around 6 PM.
Facilities Provided To The Pilgrims Visiting Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Here are the number of facilities provided to the pilgrims in the 23 buildings which will be inaugurated today at Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
- Yatri Suvidha Kendras
- Tourist Facilitation Centre
- Vedic Kendra, Mumukshu Bhavan
- City Museum
- Viewing Gallery
- Food Court
Best Dharamshala in Varanasi
There are a number of Dharamshala available in Varanasi near Kashi Vishwanath Temple with an online booking facility which you can book with a few clicks only at YatraDham.Org!
How To Reach Varanasi
Varanasi city station – 2 km (from temple)
Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Babatpur – 23 km
Government and private buses are easily available from various cities to reach Kashi. You can easily travel to Kashi by road.
Distances From Varanasi
- Varanasi to Kashi distance – 3 km
- Varanasi to Gaya distance – 254 km
- Varanasi to Vindhyachal distance – 63.8 km
- Varanasi to Allahabad distance – 120.9 km
- Varanasi to Prayagraj distance – 122 km
- Varanasi to Patna distance – 243 km
- Varanasi to Lucknow distance – 304 km
- Varanasi to Agra distance – 626 km
Places To Visit In Kashi
In Varanasi, there are many places to explore especially Ghats and Temples. Given below is the list of places.
- Bharat Mata Mandir
- Dasaswamedh Ghat
- Manikarnika Ghat
- Tulsi Manas Temple
- Assi Ghat
Kashi Vishwanath Online Ticket Booking
Going to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and want to have Sparsh Darshan or to attend any Aarti or Puja at the Temple? Get to know about Kashi Vishwanath Darshan online ticket booking.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple Timings
The Kashi Temple in Varanasi opens from 2:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Various Aarti & Puja are attended at particular times. Know everything about Darshan, Puja and Aarti Timings given below.