Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Darshan Timings, Cost and Booking Procedure

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Darshan Timings

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga History

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, but there are lot of another God deity in the campus.

Kashi Khand describes the glory of Kashi, It is said that Kashi is the King of all pilgrim spots. Devotees discover here that all the endurance namely dharma, arth, kaam and moksha. These all qualities of this city made are very dear to Lord Mahadev. That’s why he lives here in the form of Kashi Vishwanath.

Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu had a tussle concerning the supremacy of their creative powers. In order to prove their power, Lord Shiva pierced the three worlds with striking force in the form of an endless pillar of light, the Jyotirlinga. This battle culminated in the defeat of Vishnu as Brahma had cunningly lied about completing the challenge upon learning about this deception, Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light, cursing Brahma that he would not enjoy the prestige of being worshipped during celebrations while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of time.  Kashi Vishwanth Temple is home of Lord Vishweshwar Jyotirlinga.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one among the holy trinity in Hinduism. This temple is one of the Jyotrilingas, the holiest temple of Lord Shiva.

The legend about this Temple, and the holy city, is detailed in Section Kashi Khanda, in SkandaPuran. This temple has been destroyed many times in past, in 1194 CE by Qutub-bin-Aibak, in 1447-58 by Hussain Shah Sharqi and then in 1669 CE by Aurangzeb.

The current temple is rebuilt by Rani Ahilya Bai Holker, Queen of the Maratha Ruler, which is adjacent to Gyanvapi Mosque.

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Darshan Timings

  • Free Darshan: It is available all year, from 4 am to 10 pm. Devotees should have to join queue and maintain peace. It is free of cost.
  • Sugam Darshan : It is available all the year, from 6 am to 6 pm. Devotees should have to book their tickets 10 days before the visit. Its charge is 300 Rs/-.

Mandir Seva :

  • Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Aarti
    • Mangala Aarti
      • In Normal Days : From 3 am to 4 am, charges will be Rs 350/-.  Devotees can book their tickets up to one day before.
      • In Shravan, Monday only : From 3 am to 4 am, charges will be Rs 1200/-. Devotees can book their ticket before one month of Shravan month.
      • In Shravan Month except for Monday: From 3 am to 4 am, charges will be 600/-. Devotees can book their ticket before 15 days of Shravan month.
      • On Maha Shiv Ratri Day only : From 3 am to 4 am, charges will be 1800/-. Devotees can book their tickets 1 month before Maha Shiv Ratri Day.
    • Bhog Aarti: From 11.15 am to 12.30 pm, charges will be Rs 180/-. Devotees can book their tickets one day before, except Shravan Month and Maha Shiv Ratri Day.
    • Saptarishi Aarti : From 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm, charges will be Rs 180/-. Devotees can book their tickets one day before, except Shravan Month and Maha Shiv Ratri Day.
    • Ratri Shringar Aarti : From 9.00 pm to 10.30 pm, charges will be Rs 180/-. Devotees can book their tickets one day before, except Shravan Month and Maha Shiv Ratri Day.
    • Ratri Shayan Aarti : From 10.30 pm to 11.15 pm, it is free of cost. Devotees need to book its ticket by going on ticket counter. Its tickets are depending on number of devotees.
  • Rudrabhishek
    • Rudrabhishek (1 Shastri) : For booking, from 4.00 am to 6.00 pm. Its charge will be Rs 450/-.  Devotees can book their ticket one day before in normal days. Seva will perform from 6.00 am to 10.00 am. Devotees should arrange their offerings to God.
    • Rudrabhishek (5 Shastri) : For booking, from 4.00 am to 6.00 pm. Its charge will be Rs 1380/-. Devotees can book their ticket one day before in normal days. Seva will perform from 6.00 am to 10.00 am. Devotees should arrange their offerings to God.
    • Rudrabhishek (11 Shastri) : For booking, from 4.00 am to 6.00 pm. Its charge will be Rs 2600/-. Devotees can book their ticket one day before in normal days. Seva will perform from 6.00 am to 10.00 am. Devotees should arrange their offerings to God.
    • Laghu rudra (11 Shastri) : For booking, from 4.00 am to 6.00 pm. Its charge will be Rs 5500/-. Devotees can book their ticket one week before in normal days. Seva will perform from 6.00 am to 10.00 am. Devotees should arrange their offerings to God.
    • Maha Rudra (11 Shastri & 11 Days) : For booking, from 4.00 am to 6.00 pm. Its charge will be Rs 57100/-. Devotees can book their ticket one week before in normal days. Seva will perform from 6.00 am to 10.00 am. Devotees should arrange their offerings to God.

Kashi Annapurna Temple

Kashi Annapurna Temple was constructed in 1729 AD by Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao. The construction style is Nagara Architecture.

The legend says that once goddess Parvati closed all three eyes of her husband Lord Shiva. Then whole world was filled with darkness. Goddess Parvati lost her fair complexion, which means her Gauri form. Lord Shiva suggested her to donate food in Kashi. Hence, Goddess Parvati’s Kitchen is in Varanasi and she offers food to all in Varansi with a golden Pot and ladle. That’s why her name is Mata Annapurna Devi, in Varanasi.

Another legend says that once Lord Shiva commented that the entire world is Maya(illusion). Goddess Parvati, got angry and decide to demonstrate the importance of food by making all the food disappear. The whole world was suffered and starved also. Then Lord Shiva came to Goddess Parvati for asking food, that makes her happy and she offered food by her own hands to Lord Shiva with golden pot and ladle.

Temple Aarti timings: 12.00 pm , 8.30 pm and 10.00 pm

Temple Darshan timings: 4.00 am – 10.00 pm

Devotees can donate any amount or any raw food to temple

Devotee can get free food also, in afternoon.

Address :

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

CK 37/40, 41, 42

Bansphatak Road,

Varansi – 221001

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