About Temple: Kasi is the foremost of the 12 Jyotirlinga places in India and Manikarnika Peedam is one of the Shakti Peedam of Goddess.The Source here is Emerald.
Moolavar: Kasi Vishwanathar
Amman / Thayar: Visalakshi
Theertham / Holy Water: There are 64 theertha stages in the Ganges. There is a theertham pool called Adigangai. Gnana Vavi, a small theertham well, Manikarnika theertham, Chakratheertham etc. are the important theerthams in Kasi.
Historical Name : Varanasi, Banaras, Ananda Forest, Mahamayanam, Avimuktam.
Location : Kashi, Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh
A Shiva temple has been mentioned in the Skanda Puranam . The original Vishwanath temple was destroyed by the army of Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1194 CE, when he defeated the Raja of Kannauj as a commander of Mohammad Ghori.
The temple was rebuilt by a Gujarati merchant during the reign of Shamsuddin Iltumish (1211-1266 CE). It was demolished again during the rule of either Hussain Shah Sharqi (1447-1458) or Sikandar Lodhi (1489-1517).
Raja Man Singh built the temple during Akbar’s rule, but orthodox Hindus boycotted it as he had let the Mughal emperors marry within his family. Raja Todar Mal further re-built the temple with Akbar’s funding at its original site in 1585.
In 1669 CE, Emperor Aurangzeb destroyed the temple and built the Gyanvapi Mosque in its place. The remains of the erstwhile temple can be seen in the foundation, the columns and at the rear part of the mosque.
The Maratha ruler Malhar Rao Holkar wanted to destroy the Gyanvapi mosque and re-construct the temple at the site. However, he never actually did that. His daughter-in-law Ahilyabai Holkar later constructed the present current temple structure near the mosque.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh donated gold for the temple. During 1833-1840 CE, Ahilyabai constructed the boundary of Gyanvapi Well, the ghats and other temples.
Many noble families from various ancestral kingdoms of India and their prior establishments make generous contributions for the operations of the temple.
Pick up from Airport/Railway Junction.
Pick up and then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check In.
Then proceed to visit New Kashi Vishwanath Temple (BHU) also known as Birla Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple.
In evening at 06.00 PM go for Gangaarti and Boating , on River Ganga at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Early Morning 5:30 AM Visit Main Kashi Vishwanath temple one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Annapurna Devi temple then Vishalakshi Devi & Kal Bhairav Temple.
Vishalakshi Temple is also known as the Vishalakshi Gauri Temple. It is a most famous Hindu temple located at the Meer Ghat on the bank of the holy River Ganga.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Durga Temple and Tulsi Manas Mandir.
Finally drop at Railway Junction / Airport.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *