PM to open Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

On December 13, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi.

Key Facts

  • This project was a long pending dream of PM for creating an easily accessible pathway between Kashi Vishwanath Temple and banks of Ganga River.
  • PM had laid the foundation stone for the project on March 8, 2019.

About Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project

The project is spread across 5 lakh square feet area, comprising of more than 40 ancient temples restored and beautified. Under the project, 23 new buildings were constructed for providing diverse facilities to the devotees.

Message on Environmental Protection

The Kashi corridor also spread the message of environmental protection. the corridor has been adorned by Rudraksh, Parijat, Bael, Amla and Ashok trees. Special arrangements have been made to plant trees across the temple premises and mandir chowk.

Construction of three passenger facilitation centres

Under this project, different buildings have been constructed to organise various religious functions. Three passenger facilitation centres have also been set up in Vishwanath Dham. Project also provided for facilities like lockers, shops selling puja items and ticket counters.

Kashi Vishwanath Dham Prasad

On the occasion, Varanasi district administration have planned to distribute laddoos to 8 lakh households in the city.

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The famous Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in Vishwanath Gali of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. It stands on the western bank of River Ganga. The temple is among the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples. Main deity of the temple is known by the names like Shri Vishwanath and Vishweshwara, which means Lord of the Universe.

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