New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

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The tallest temple tower in the world makes New Vishwanath Temple a popular visit for tourists, devotees, and students of architecture. Set within the spacious campus of the Benaras Hindu University, the 86.5 m (284 ft) high tower represents an iconic city landmark you won't easily miss. Built between 1931 and 1966, the modern shrine features many statues of Lord Shiva and interior walls inscribed with passages from the "Bhagavad-Gita." The vibrant campus teems with students, which means you'll find many inexpensive eating joints in the area. Plan to visit New Vishwanath Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Varanasi attractions using our Varanasi trip planner .
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  • It is located in the gardens of the Hindu University of Banaras is a reproduction of the ancient and original Vishawanath temple located in the oldest part of the ghats and on the western river of the Ganges. Known as New Vishwanath Temple, also known as Birla Temple, in honor of the family of entrepreneurs who built it, equally dedicated to Shiva. It is an awesome beautiful and harmonious building!! with pink hues in the first levels and then the sikhara or white dome!! I found it a very delicate aesthetic!! the great sikhara or mountain-like dome in tip typical of the Hindu nagara style is very high therefore it looks majestic!! Very nice for some good photos!! The interior impeccable with its ships and altars worth visiting!! Recommended in your time in Benares.
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  • after visiting kashi vishwanath temple one can visit new vihwanath temple if having time.. which is located in banaras hindu university campus also called BHU..  more »
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