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Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in India which attracts devotees and tourist from all over the world. It is located in the Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on the western bank of the river Ganga. This temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples in India and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The name Viswanath means ruler of the universe. The temple is also known as Golden temple and was reconstructed in the year 1780 by maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore, who was the Maratha queen, after being destroyed and reconstructed several times. The history of the temple dates back to the 11th century and details of the temple is described in the Kashi Khanda Skanda Purana. It is also said that many revered Hindu saints had visited this temple for the darshan of the Jyotirlinga. Thus, the temple stands unique and significant in the religious history of India.
Mahashivrati is celebrated as an auspicious festival in the temple. Special poojas and havans are a part of the rituals performed on that day for worshipping Lord Shiva.
The opening time of the temple is 3 am. The temple is around 5 kms from the Varanasi railways station and 6 kms from the BHU. One can take an auto rickshaw or a taxi to reach the temple.