Old Kashi Vishwanath Temple


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Distance (From Maheshwar Bus Stand): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: In The Maheshwar Fort Complex

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1.5 km from Maheshwar Bus Station, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the popular religious Hindu temples located in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. Situated in the fort complex, it is one of the old and among the renowned temples of Maheshwar.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is another renowned Shiva temple situated on the sacred land of Maheshwar. Built by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar in 1786 as the Gupta Kashi, near to her Maheshwar Palace. She commissioned this temple after building the Kashi Vishwanathnath Temple in Varanasi. It is across the ghat steps from Swar Ashram at the farthest end of the Easternmost Narmada Ghat.

The temple displays astounding architectural beauty and is said to be modeled on the temple at Kashi. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses a large Shiva Lingam. Built on a terrace overlooking Narmada, the mandapa of the temple houses an exquisitely carved Nandi. It is believed that once devotees offer prayer to the holy shivalinga residing in the temple, they are relieved from all pains and troubles in life. The temple is visited by hundreds of people daily.

Timings: 7 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free