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Kashi Corridor project

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  • November 13, 2021
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Kashi Corridor project

Part of: Prelims and GS-I – Culture 

Context Indian Prime Minister will inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor project on December 13 in Varanasi, alongside families of those displaced by the project.

About the project

  • At least 400 families were asked to vacate the area and many of the encroachments around the historic temple cleared to make way for the project.
  • The project connects the temple with the ghats, with a paved walkway.
  • It will have a museum, a library, a pilgrim facilitation centre and a salvation house. 
  • The inauguration would see the presence of the main archakas of the 12 Jyotirlingas, with water from all major rivers of the country being brought in for the abhishek of the main deity Baba Vishwanath (Lord Shiva).

About Kashi Vishwanath Temple

  • Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. 
  • It is located in Vishwanath Gali of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in India. 
  • The Temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples.
  • The temple that encapsulates the vision of the Holkar queen of Indore, Ahalya Bai Holkar, who created a series of temples and vistas leading up to the Ganga ghat. 

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