Devi Patan Temple – Tulsipur – Uttar Pradesh

Devi Patan is a very famous temple situated in Tulsipur, which is around 25 Kms from the district headquarters of Balrampur. It is the temple of Ma Pateshwari and goes by the name Devi Patan. The temple is one of the famous 51 Shakti Peethas of Ma Durga. Importance of …

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Shri kashi vishwanath temple

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

वाराणस्यां तु विश्वेशं त्र्यम्बकं गौतमीतटे।

The Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is home to the Vishwanath Jyotirlinga shrine, which is perhaps the most sacred of Hindu shrines. It is also one of the Padal Petra Stalam of Vada Naadu mentioned in Thevaaram.

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated in Varanasi, the holiest city for Hindus, where a Hindu is expected to make a pilgrimage at least once in his life, and if possible, also pour the remains of cremated ancestors on the River Ganges. The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganges, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

In fact, it is a place where Shakti peeta and Jyotirlingam are together. It is the holiest of all Shiva temples. The main deity is known by the name Vishwanath or Vishweshwara meaning Ruler of the universe.

The temple town, is considered the oldest living city in the world, with 3500 years of documented history, is also called Kashi.

 It is believed that Banaras is the site at which the first Jyotirlinga manifested its supremacy over other gods, broke through the earth’s crust and flared towards heaven. This temple is said to be the dearest to Lord Shiva, and the people believe that those who die here achieve liberation.

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Many believe that Shiva himself resided here and is the giver of liberation and happiness. This temple has been rebuilt several times but always continued to hold its ultimate significance. 


History of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The Kashi Vishwanath temple has stood the test of time and politics. It’s tough to date it, but the temple finds a mention in the Hindu “puranas”. The Kashi temple was first razed to the ground by the army of Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1194 AD when he defeated the Raja of Kannauj.

It was rebuilt again during Iltutmish’s reign but was brought down again. It was rebuilt again by Raja Mann Singh under Akbar’s patronage. But local Hindus boycotted the temple because the Raja had allowed Mughals to marry with his family. Nevertheless, the temple was further restored by Raja Torad Mal.

A few decades later, the temple would be razed again, this time by Aurangzeb, who built the Gyanvapi Mosque in its place. Located within the temple is a small well called the Jnana Vapi (or Gyanvapi). It is said that the priest of the temple jumped in the well with the shivling to protect it from invaders. What can be confirmed though is that at least part of the premises of the original temple were incorporated into the mosque. Some claim that the former temple can still be seen in the foundation, columns and rear parts of the mosque.

The temple, as it stands today, was finally built by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar a Maratha ruler who constructed the present temple adjacent to the mosque circa 1780.


Legend of Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple

The story goes that once Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu got into an argument over the superiority of their powers. Lord Shiva stepped in as a mediator and transformed himself into an endless pillar of light, or the jyotirlinga, and asked them to find the end of this shaft of brilliance.

While Lord Vishnu conceded defeat, Lord Brahma cunningly lied and said he had found the end. Lord Shiva was furious and cursed that Bramha would henceforth have no place in Hindu religious ceremony. Meanwhile, the places where Shiva’s light pierced through the Earth came to be known as the 12 jyotirlingas and Kashi Vishwanath is one of them.

While the shivling is housed in a silver altar within the main temple, there are also smaller shrines located within the complex of the temples devoted to other Gods.


Importance of Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple

The Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the holiest places of worship in the Hindu religion and gets anything from a few thousand to a few lakh devotees every day.

Some scriptures claim that several saints and religious leaders such as Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Sathya Sai Baba and Guru Nanak have also visited this temple.

It is believed that a visit to the Kashi Vishwananth temple and bath in the Ganga is the path to moksha or salvation. And if one dies a natural death within the temple, then Lord Shiva himself will speak the mantra of salvation in the ears of that person.


The main Kashi Vishwanath temple among Dwadash Jyotirlingas is in Kashi from Anadikal.

This place is the initial place of Shiva and Parvati, hence Avimukteshwar is considered as the first gender in the form of Adiling.

It is also mentioned in the Mahabharata and the Upanishads. The Vishwanath temple, which was renovated by King Harishchandra in the 11th century BC, was renovated by Emperor Vikramaditya.

You may also like : The 12 Jyotirlingas


Shri Kashi Vishwanath Live Darshan

Have a look at this Live Darshan Link of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Ji

You can also book tickets online. Check the link below

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust

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Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust

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famous temples of Kanpur

Famous temples of Kanpur

Kanpur is a famous industrial town of Uttar Pradesh, India and is famous for its leather and cotton products and attracts trade from India and world. There are many tourist places in and around Kanpur. At first glance, Kanpur is like any other city in India – busy, colorful, lively and always engaged in some activity. Apart from being industrial town there are many other places of interest in Kanpur. And if you are in Kanpur there are also a lot of temples which are very interesting like Sri Radhakrishna Temple, Bhitargaon Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple etc. So let us look at some famous temples of Kanpur.

Famous temples in Kanpur

Here are list of some famous temples of kanpur which you should plan to visit if you are in town.


JK Temple

Also known as Sri Radha Krishna Temple. This is one of the famous temples of Kanpur. The temple is built by the JK Trust. The temple is a very good example of model temple architecture. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, also has statues of Lakshminarayana, Shri Ardhanarishwara, Narmadeshwar and Sri Hanuman.

JK Temple - Kanpur
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Address: First Street, Sarvodaya Nagar, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208005
Timings: 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 10 pm
Time needed to visit: 30 mins to 1 hour
How to Reach: Many options. Local transport is available
Festivals: Janmashtami, Holi


Jain Glass Temple

It is known by the name Jain Glass Temple because this temple is made entirely of glass. This jain temple is said to be one of the ancient and magnificent temples of Kanpur. This temple made of beautiful carvings. The temple has amazing decoration of glass.

The Jain Glass Temple was built by the Jain community in memory of the 24 Tirthankaras of their religion. The temple also has idols of Lord Mahavira and Tirthankaras. These sculptures stand on a marble platform under a huge umbrella. The walls have glass murals and depict the teachings contained in Jain texts.

Jain glass temple kanpur

Address: General ganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208001
Timings: 8 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 5 pm
Time needed to visit: 30 mins to 1 hour
How to Reach: Many options are available
Festivals: Mahavir Jayanti, Jain New Year


Dwarkadhish Temple

One of the another popular temples of kanpur, the Dwarkadhish Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is located near the Kamala Tower in Kanpur. It is a magnificent temple in Kanpur. This temple is famous for its swing where devotees swing the Lord Radha Krishna with great enthusiasm.

Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple, Kanpur

Address:21/27, Dwarikaheesh Rd, Naughara, General Ganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208001
Timings: 7 am to 7 pm
Time needed for visit Duration: 1-2 hours
How to Reach: Many, Local modes of transport
Festivals: Janmashtami, Gaur Purnima, Holi


Bhitargaon temple

The Bhitargaon Temple is very old temples and one of the very famous temples in Kanpur. It is in Bhitargaon village. The temple was constructed during the Gupta period, one of the golden era’s of Indian history. It was built in the 6th century. The temple got it’s name from the village it is located. It is considered to be the oldest temple of the region.

Bhitargaon temple
Bhitargaon temple

Address: Bhitargaon, Uttar Pradesh – 209214
Temple Timings: 6.00 AM till Sunset
Time needed to visit: 1-2 hours
How to Reach: Local transport


Brahmakuti Temple

Bhrama Temple

The temple of Brahmakuti situated in the city of Kanpur is the shrine of Lord Brahma, believed to be the supreme creator. The temple sits on the banks of the River Ganges. This temple is the only Brahma temple in the Kanpur region other than Brahmeshwar Mahadeva, a small temple . The temple is regularly visited by pilgrims in the town


Ravana Temple

A temple dedicated to Ravan? Yes there is one in Kanpur.

Ravana Temple

Ravana temple, is one of the unique temples of Kanpur, and is one of its kind in India. Ravana, who was Lord Shiva’s follower, is worshiped as patron deity here. Ravana was considered an evil man . Lord Ram and his army defeated him during the time of Ramayana. A epic we all know . Every year during Dussehra lots of devotees visit here.

Address: Shivala Area, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Timings: 8 am to 9 pm
Time needed for visit Duration: 1-2 hours
How to Reach: Many, Local modes of transport


So friends if you are in town, do visit these temples and I am sure you are going to like it.

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