Kashi Vishwanath Corridor and Its Interesting Facts
On the very second week of December, P.M. Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor on the 13th, ending 2021, on a spiritual note happily. This project has been the most awaited one among all his other projects for himself and others. It’s living proof of P.M. Modi’s love and devotion for his religious, spiritual beliefs.
What does this project hold?
This project comprises 23 buildings ranging from a Tourist Facilitation Centre, Mumukshu Bhavan, Bhogshala, City Museum, Viewing Gallery, to Food Court.
Connection to Ganga
Early on, there was no accessibility for pilgrims to the Holy Ganga. Still, thanks to this incredible corridor, pilgrims can now take deep dives into the river every morning, making them feel pious and closer to gods.
Indeed this project came into existence just against a high cost of 800 crores, but none can defy the fact that it is worth it since this corridor will bring back the lost glory of this Holy, spiritual center.
A new sight and Tourism
Since there has been massive improvement being made in the infrastructure in Varanasi. Which will undoubtedly boost tourism in this holy city and the region, including the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sarnath, to a greater extent.
Ganga cruises are expected to arrive for tourists. Road infrastructure has been massively upgraded. The Banaras railway station in the city’s Manduadih area has been renovated with an air-conditioned lounge for waiting.
Higher Officials have reported that P.M. Modi insisted that one should not demolish heritage structures while removing the properties around this pious corridor.
Numerics are Speaking Volumes this Time
There is no second thought that this project has become a massive success since it will now host from 50,000 to 75,000 devotees, and they will be allowed to enter the temple anytime and visit nearby premises.
Size and Length:-
There were days when moving around this place was hectic because of its small size and crowdedness, but now it will not be a hustle since its size has been increased from 3000 square feet to about 5 lakh square feet.
Workers And P.M. Modi
It has been reported that P.M. Modi greeted workers before the inauguration, showered flower petals over them, and took a group photograph.
What's so special about it?
This temple is one of the oldest temples in India. This is the temple that many Muslim rulers have demolished. Aurangzeb was the last emperor to destroy it and built a mosque over it, which now has been replaced by the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
The temple comprises a series of smaller shrines, situated in a small lane called the Vishwanatha Galli, near the river. The linga of the main deity at the shrine is 60 centimeters tall and 90 centimeters in circumference, housed in a silver altar.