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New Vishvanatha Temple

New Vishvanatha Temple is located adjoining the Mira Ghat in Varanasi. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva.

This temple is a relatively new one, built in 1956. It was established by a conservative Brahmin person named Swami Karapatriji. Owing to his conservative and orthodox views, he believed that the famous Kashi Vishwanatha Temple had become impure due to the entry of the lower caste people. He therefore built the new temple.

A major ritual held at this temple is the offerings given to the ancestors. Water is poured on the steps and some hymns are chanted to propitiate the souls of the deceased persons.

Updated on 6th July, 2005
District: Varanasi
Location: Varanasi    


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