Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in VaranasiUttar Pradesh, 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 main deity is known by the name Shri Vishwanath and also by the ancient name of deity Vishweshwara (IAST: Vishveshvara literally means Ruler of the Universe. Varanasi city is also called Kashi in ancient time, and hence the Temple is popularly called as Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Etymology of the name Vishveshvara is Vishva: Universe, Isha: Lord; Vara: Excellent means Supreme Lord of the Universe the Parabrahman or Parameshwara as its synonyms.

The Temple has been referred to in Hindu scriptures for a very long time as a central part of worship in the Shaiva Philosophy. It has been destroyed and re-constructed a number of times in history. 

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Distance between Shahjahanpur to Varanasi is 523 km by Road and 448 km by Rails. Aerial distance is 410 km. There is/are 10 direct train(s) from Shahjahanpur to Varanasi. These train(s) is/are Shramjevi N Exp (12392), Doon Express (13010), Doon Exxpress (23010), Kashi V Express (14258), Sadhbhawna Exp (14016) etc.

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Sadar Bazar, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh 242001

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