New Vishwanath Temple Birla Temple
In BHU (Banaras Hindu University) premises, about 7 km from Cantt. Railway Station, Varanasi, U.P., India
4am-12noon, 1pm-9pm, opens all days, Arties- 4am, 4.45am, 10.30am, 11.45am, 12noon, 1pm, 6.45pm,7.30pm,8pm,8.45pm, on Shivratri opens 4am-12midnight,
Throughout the year, Specially during first week of Jan., Monday when special Arti with Rudrabhishek organized from 7am-8amHow to reach
Auto/taxi/cycle rickshaw from any part of the city
The temple is a must visit while in Varanasi. This elegant temple structure is located almost at the centre of the BHU campus. The foundation stone of the temple was laid in March, 1931 and it took almost three decades to complete it. Its sky penetrating spiraling top is 252 ft.high. The design of the temple has been inspired by the original Vishwanath temple and is the brainchild of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. The temple, built by Birla Group of Industries, is also known as Birla Temple. The new Vishwanath temple is a massive temple complex consisting of seven temples. The Shiva temple is in the ground floor and the Lakshmi Narayan and the Durga temples are on the first floor. The whole text of Gita and extracts from the sacred Hindu scriptures are inscribed with illustrations on the inner marble walls of the temple. Religious discourses are held periodically in the central hall of the temple. Many functions are organized on Shivratri, both Navratries, Shravan Mahotasva, Krishna Janmanshtami, Deepawali, Annakut and on its establishment day.