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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

  • RAOS, Jaipur
  • 22, Dec 2021
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Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor connecting the ancient Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi to the Ghats of the Ganga.

About Kashi Vishwanath Temple-

Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the most revered and famous Hindu temples that is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the God of Destruction and one of the holy Hindu trinity.

The temple is located in the Vishwanath Gali of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, standing on the western bank of the holy river Ganga.

In ancient India, Varanasi or Benaras, was called Kashi, and this is what gives the temple its name.

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project-

The Corridor project was launched by the Prime Minister in 2019.

The objective is to create better conditions for pilgrims and devotees, who had to endure the infamously congested streets and surroundings of the temple.

The Kashi Vishwanath temple lacked direct access to the Ganga, and a 20-foot-wide corridor was envisaged to connect Lalita Ghat on the holy river to Mandir Chowk on the temple premises.

The project has been built over an area of 5,000 hectares, and seeks to not only decongest but to also transform the temple complex.

The Kashi Vishwanath corridor project also involves the beautification and development of various other sites in the city of Varanasi.