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Shri Vishwanath Mandir


Shri Vishwanath Mandir, also known as Birla Temple, New Vishwanath Temple and Vishwanath Mandir is one of the most famous temples and biggest tourist attractions in the holy city of Banaras(Varanasi). The temple is situated in Benaras Hindu University and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shri Vishwanath Mandir has the tallest temple tower in the whole world.


Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir was destroyed (and reconstructed) several times, in 1194 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, between 1447-1458 by Hussain Shah Sharqi and then in 1669 CE by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. In the 1930s, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya planned to replicate Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir in the campus of BHU(Benaras Hindu University). In March 1931 the Birla family undertook the construction and foundation.Shri Vishwanath Mandir was finally completed in 1966.

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Type of Place

  • Historical
  • Temple

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Varanasi Airport
  • Varanasi Railway Station

Important Information


  • Shri Vishwanath Mandir has the tallest temple tower in the whole world.
  • Design of temple was inspired by Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir and is made mostly of marble.

Things to Buy

  • The Holy Water of Ganga Banarasi Silk Saris Crystal and Stone Shivalinga Gulabi Minakari Flutes Hand Knotted Carpets Stone Carved Curios Indic Literature Glass Beads Wooden Toys Rudraksha Mala Bangles and other Accessories

Things to Eat

  • Kachori Sabzi Chena Dahi Vada Malaiyyo Choora Matar Thandai And Lassi Dahi Chutney Wale Gol Gappe Laaiya Chana Baati Chokha Tamatar Chaat

Things to enjoy

  • Near by enjoyable spots-- Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Benaras Hindu University Hindu temples in Varanasi