Today on 13th December 2021 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate his dream project in Varanasi Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor. The project is expected to increase the number of tourist visitors in Varanasi. The ceremony will be aired live in 20,000 temples across the country. This is 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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is 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 includes Kal Bhairav, 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 liters 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, 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, a new building of Centre for Teacher Education at Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath, seed breeding facility under International Rice Research Institute-South Asia Regional Centres campus, 13 residential houses in government Industrial Training Institute in 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.
About Kashi Vishwanath Corridor
- The project aims at creating 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-meter wide and connects Kashi Vishwanath Temple and 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 was 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. More than 40 temples have been rediscovered, restored, and beautified.
On 13th December during the visit to Varanasi Prime Minister will also visit Kaal Bhairav Temple at around 12 noon 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.
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 to Gaya distance : 254 km
Varanasi to Vindhyachal distance: 63.8 km
Allahabad to Varanasi distance: 120.9 km