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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Inauguration: A dream turned to Reality!

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Inaugration
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Situated on the Trident of Lord shiva, Kashi Dham is completely rejuvenated realising the long time dream of PM Narendra Modi. If you have visited Varanasi before 2019, you might be aware of how many narrow streets would have been connected to each other and led you to the pious temple of ‘Kashi Vishwanath’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, in a few hours to inaugurate Phase 1 of the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. The project has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 339 crores.

Turning Dream to Reality!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project has been completed after a long time. On 8 March 2019, PM Modi while laying the foundation stone of beautification of Kashi Dham in Varanasi said that since I was not in politics, I have been thinking about how to increase the beauty of Kashi. For years, Baba Vishwanath was tied, could not even breathe properly, but now he will get freedom. After about two and a half years, now this corridor is almost ready for pilgrims and devotees of Baba Vishwanath. PM Modi landed in Varanasi for the inaugration ceremony.

Upon reaching Kashi, PM Modi visited Kaal Bhairav Temple to offer prayers. All BJP chief ministers and deputy CMs will attend the ceremony which will be broadcasted live from over 51,000 places nationwide. The inauguration ceremony has been named “Divya Kashi, Bhavya Kashi” (Divine Kashi, Grand Kashi).

The first phase of the project will see the opening of 23 buildings. Pilgrims visiting Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple will have access to a range of services, including Yatri Suvidha Kendras, Tourist Facilitation Centre, Vedic Kendra, Mumukshu Bhavan, Bhogshala, City Museum, Viewing Gallery, and Food Court, among others.

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The Old Kashi Vishwanath!

If you are wondering what will change with the construction of this corridor, then look at the picture of Kashi two years ago and think. People who wished to visit the temple of Baba Vishwanath from Ganga Ghat had to go through narrow streets. After struggling through narrow streets and street hawkers and prasad stalls, one was able to reach the shrine of Baba Vishwanath.

old kashi vishwanath

Now with the construction of this corridor, narrow lanes will become a thing of the past. Now as soon as you leave the Ganges Ghat after taking a bath, you will reach the main gate of the temple through 50 feet wide clean roads. The corridor, which spans 5,000 hectares, has decongested the temple complex, which was previously bordered on three sides by buildings, officials said, emphasising that the project will connect two of Varanasi’s most famous landmarks: Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Ganga river.

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Key Specifications!

  • The temple has been redeveloped after a span of 241 years using same stone used before
  • The total cost of the project is of Rs 800 crore
  • 5.5 lakh square feet of land has been acquired
  • Construction of green belt from temple premises to the banks of Ganga
  • Rudraksh, Parijat and Bael plants will enhance the beauty of the temple premises
  • Mandir Chowk, Banaras Gallery and special arrangements for tourists
  • Museum, spiritual library, hall and food court are also part of the project.
  • Sky Beam Light will enhance the beauty of Kashi in moonlight
  • Direct route from Manikarnika Ghat and Lalita Ghat to the temple
  • Laddu distribution in 7 lakh houses after the inauguration
  • Thousands of sages and saints from across the country will witness the inauguration ceremony
  • 5 lakh diyas to be lit at Ganga Ghat
  • Idols of Rani Ahilyabai, Kartikeya and Adi Shankaracharya have also been installed in Kashi Vishwanath Dham

 

PM will also witness Ganga Aarti while on board a Ro-Ro Vessel at around 6 PM on 13 December. On 14 December, at around 3:30 PM, Prime Minister will attend the 98th anniversary celebrations of Sadguru Sadafaldeo Vihangam Yog Sansthan at Swarved Mahamandir in Varanasi. During the two-day visit, Prime Minister will also participate in a conclave of Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, along with Deputy CMs from Bihar and Nagaland. The conclave will provide an opportunity to share governance related best practices and is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of furthering team India spirit.

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