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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor- Context

  • Recently, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated Shri Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The statue of Mother Annapurna, which was stolen from Kashi, has also now been re-established in Kashi after a wait of a century.

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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor- Key Points

  • About: The Kashi Vishwanath corridor project was conceptualized to create an easily accessible pathway for the pilgrims who had to meander through congested streets to take a dip in the Ganga and offering the water of the holy river at the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
  • Funding: Kashi Vishwanath Corridor is a Rs 339-crore project, the foundation of which was laid on March 8, 2019, has been completed in less than three years, despite the Covid pandemic.

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Kashi Vishwanath Corridor- Key Changes

  • 23 buildings- tourist facilitation centre, Vedic Kendra, Mumukshu Bhavan, Bhogshala, city museum, viewing gallery, food court among others were inaugurated as part of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project.
  • During the process of destruction of the old properties, more than 40 ancient temples were rediscovered.
  • These temples have been restored and beautified while ensuring that there is no change in the original structure.
  • Facades of buildings located on streets leading to the shrine have been painted in uniform light pink colour
  • Earlier the Kashi Vishwanath temple area was only 3000 square feet which have now been enlarged to about 5 lakh square feet.
  • Now 50000 – 75000 devotees can visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Kashi Vishwanath temple premises.

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Kashi Vishwanath Temple- Key Points

  • About: Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous temples in Varanasi, also known as the Golden temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
    • Location: The Kashi Vishwanath temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga.
    • Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also part of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples.
  • Origin: Kashi Vishwanath Temple was constructed in the year 1780 by the Maratha monarch, Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of the Indore.

 

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