One of the most revered and holiest places in India is the Vishwanath Temple. Originally built in 1490, the temple is located in the Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh state of India. This temple was said to be one of the 12 temples where the Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Jyotirlingam or “the Lingam of Light”. This is because Varanasi was said to be the center from which the fiery pillar of light broke through when Shiva showed his supremacy over the other gods. Today, this temple is a popular destination among Hindus in pilgrimage and other tourists who are drawn to city’s history.
This Golden Temple is cradled near the Dashashwamedh Ghat of the Ganges River. However, getting to the holiest place in the city is quite a physical challenge. Who would have thought that a narrow crowded little alley along Vishwanatha Lane would lead up to one of [Read more…]