Kashi Vishwanath Corridor
Varanasi the land of lord Shiva,the land of the jyotirlinga kashi vishwanath temple where devotees come from far and wide to offer milk and water on the holy shiva linga. Here the prime minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi and the chief minister of uttar Pradesh envisaged and inaugurated a dream project “the corridor project of Vishwanath temple” this project is estimated to be completed in the November month of 2021. In September 2021 almost 70 percent of the architecture has been completed.
What is Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project: - The temple of Lord shiva lies in the most congested part of old Varanasi city it was an arduous task for the devotees to seek darshan of their lord parsing through narrow alleys of Varanasi, security was another major issue. It was proving difficult to maintain tight vigil and maintain security in this very important temple area due to the very congested city area. Because of these very problems a corridor project was planned and executed which now is in final stages of completion.
Area and Architecture of Temple Corridor :- The corridor comes a large area of 50000 square meters which is a whooping 560000 square feet this large area was cleared up by private residential properties in dense and congested alleys, all these properties were demolished and a large area was cleared this area has been used in making of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.
The structure around the main temple is now very much visible as most of the architecture is complete. There are four gates for entry in respective four directions, these gates have been built in classical Indian Hindu style of Architecture the circum ambulatory path around the temple is also almost ready. The building is a two storied structure with arches lived up with carved lotus buds. The arches have the lotus carvings on either side. The building displays exquisite carvings in lime stone from Chunar. Total seven different kinds of stones have been used in construction.
The most important gate opens on the ghat of river Ganges. The devotees straight after a holy dip in river Ganga can more on to the Kashi Vishwanath temple without any hassle and delay. The crowds will be easily managed and security of the highest level will be managed at the temple. The total project estimated outlay is 400 crore and the project is estimated to be complete in November 2021.
Other Buildings of The Kashi Corridor Project
1. Varanasi city Museum- A museum is planned where exhibits excavated during the cleaning up of the congested alleys will be displayed. Remember this area around the temple is perhaps thousands of years old and certainly very valuable exhibits are supposed to be excavated.
2. Spiritual Library- A building is under construction which will contain a library with books related to the spirituality. The devotees can come and read the literature at this library art related with religion and spirituality.
3. Yatri suvidha Kendra;- A facilitation centre for the devotees visiting the temple is under construction this facilitation centre will contain a clock room, a resting area for the devotees and with facilitate the smooth darshan at the temple.
4. Food court;-A special food court is planned where the devotees will have vegetarian meals served as per the Hindu Traditions.
5. Mokshadham –Varanasi is the final destination of the shiva devotees who believe if they breathe their last in this city of Shiva then they will attain moksha. A residential complex where these devotees can spend last valuable time of their life is planned.
Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Latest
Kashi Vishwanath corridor project is ready and is waiting for the great moment to be inaugurated by P.M Modi on 13th December. All the necessary arrangements are already performed and the decorated boats are going to provide a great spectacle. This corridor is going to connect Kashi Vishwanath temple to the holy river Ganges. This is designed by the famed architect Biral Patel who is also behind the project of central Vista.
For this project more than 300 houses were relocated and nearly 40 old temples were excavated. In the first phase the inauguration ceremony and in the second phase the redevelopment of the old Ghats is scheduled. The age old 40 excavated temples will be visible to the pilgrims. In this project a statue will be installed of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar who did a great job in the reconstruction of some of the prominent Ghats of Varanasi. The project includes temple chowk, Varanasi city Gallery and museum, Godowlia Gate. Bhogshala, shelter for the priests, cafeteria, food count, Book space and other public convene ices amenities. This project is having 7 entry Gates with impressive architecture.