It was the seventh and last day of our stay in Uttar Pradesh and the nostalgia had already taken a toll on us. We were already taken away with the beauty of the state and its features. As it was the last day, we decided to bid adieu to the place with a visit to a holy temple of Lord Shiva. Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the most pious and beguiling temple of Varanasi. The different places in Uttar Pradesh which are famous for its religious importance are Mathura, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Lucknow. Varanasi is one such place which is known for its culturally evident effects. The air and cloud of Varanasi remind of the captivating beauty of Uttar Pradesh.
Varanasi is known to be the oldest city of India which is still alive and dates back its history to 3500 years. The Kashi Vishwanath temple is considered to be the holiest of all temples. The temple is occupied in the western bank of the holy Ganges from all four sides. The current structure of the temple is redesigned by Maratha monarch, Ahilya Bai Holkar from Indore in the year 1780. Now-a-days the temple is maintained and controlled by the Government of India.
The temple becomes lively and cheerful in several occasions and festivals. Maha Shivaratri is one such festival which lightens the entire environment and the temple compounds with the scintillating candles and fills the air with a pious fragrance of incense sticks. The Jyotirlinga of Mahadev is found inside the Kashi Vishwanath temple and it has a very special spiritual and cultural importance in the Hindu mythology. This particular Jyptirlinga is known to be the most powerful than all others located anywhere in earth. The timeless culture of India is rightfully depicted through the cultural artifacts of India. Therefore, Kashi Vishwanath temple is not just the most favorable destination of Indians but one the most sought after places for outsiders as well.
The temple attracts as many as 3000 visitors each day, which sometimes rises to more than a million sometimes. The temple’s golden dome and spire attracts eyeballs of each and every visitor. With a great delight, we marked an end to our historic tour to Uttar Pradesh.