Increase in the number of devotees visiting the Kasi Vishwanathar Temple after the opening of the new premises by the Prime Minister
Varanasi: The number of devotees visiting the Kasi Vishwanathar Temple has tripled since Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the new complex.
In Uttar Pradesh, the Viswanathar Temple in Kashi, also known as Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi’s own constituency, is famous. The roads leading to the temple were very narrow and the temple premises were small due to encroachments which made it difficult for the devotees to see the Swami as the population crisis increased. In this context, a new complex at a cost of Rs. This was considered to be Prime Minister Modi’s dream project.
In this context, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the new premises with a library and museum on December 13 last, widening the roads leading to the temple and removing the encroachments. He also opened the walkway from the banks of the Ganges to the Viswanathar Temple. Thus, devotees can leave the holy bath in the Ganges and come directly to the temple from there. Accommodation for devotees has also been arranged.
The number of devotees visiting the Vishwanath Temple has increased after Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the new complex. Already on normal days only 35 thousand devotees come to the temple. Now, the attendance of devotees has doubled. On a normal day, 70,000 devotees visit Viswanatha. Festivals like Maha Shivaratri, Deepavali, Karthika Monday, Vasantha Panchami, Holi and special days are celebrated in this temple. According to temple records, the number of devotees has tripled during these special days.
1.5 lakh people will come earlier on special days. Now 5 lakh devotees are coming. According to temple officials, a maximum of 6.5 lakh devotees visited the temple on March 1, the day of the Mahasivarathri festival. Authorities said more facilities were planned for the devotees.
Published on : May 12, 2022 at 10:22 AM