Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor project – UPSC Prelims

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor project:
  • The Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor project in Varanasi connects the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the ghats along the river Ganga.
  • The project is aimed at ensuring easy movement of pilgrims and devotees between the ghats and the temple. Earlier, they had to pass through congested streets to reach the temple.
  • This improvement of the infrastructure in Varanasi is expected to give a boost to tourism in the region.
About Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples.
  • The main deity is known by the names Shri Vishwanath and Vishweshwara literally meaning Lord of the Universe.