Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

Kashi Vishwanath Dham anniversary: Temple gets offerings worth ₹100 Cr

Varanasi’s famous Kashi Vishwanath temple registered a record five-fold increase in offerings by devotees within a year of the inauguration of a corridor that connects the temple with ghats Ganga river. The Shiva temple received offerings worth more than ₹100 crores since December 13, 2021, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious Kashi Vishwanath corridor. […]

VARANASI SENSATIONAL 2: Not Just Shivling, Sheshnag, 4 Idols Found Between Barricade & Mosque, Says Commission

VARANASI/NEW DELHI:  On a day when the Supreme Court is to resume hearing in the Gyanvapi Mosque case in Varanasi , a survey-finding commission report has stated that not just a Shivling but as many as four idols of Hindu gods and goddesses and a Sheshnag have been discovered during digging between barricading of Kashi […]

UP Polls: In Mathura, Peda Makers, Patrons Want Dash Of ‘Saffron’, Milk Crime-Free Trade

MATHURA/VRINDAVAN: Ambling into the winding lanes of Chowk Bazar in Mathura — the land of Krishna Janmbhoomi — the team of The New Indian reaches the factory where aroma of boiling milk, saffron, cardamom greets with hundreds of halwais squatted before the flames. In a few hours, as milk turns into khoya, which further becomes […]

Is Uttarakhand Cong Headed The Punjab Way? State Leaders Turn To Rahul To Fix Infighting

NEW DELHI: Amid infighting in Uttarakhand Congress, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and AICC in-charge for the state Devender Yadav on Friday met former party chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence. The two leaders were called for a meeting with the senior leadership after Rawat on Wednesday sent out cryptic tweets over the handling of […]

Akhilesh Trashed Vax, Fully-Vaccinated Wife Tests Positive; UP Health Min Asks Him To Be ‘Responsible Now’

LUCKNOW: At a time when former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Akhilesh Yadav — who had kicked a storm when he said that he would not take vaccine until government puts a national flag on certificate and that many were testing positive even after taking both jabs — is out in […]

Varanasi’s Latest Marvel: 8th C Ghat Remade With Gabion Walls, Gazebos, CNG Station & 500-Seat Open Air Theatre

VARANASI: At around 5 pm, as the sun sets for early winter twilight, melodious hymns from Ramacharit Manas play on the ramp and footsteps of this 8th century ghat near Malviya Bridge, overlooked by bold, textured Gabion walls and quiet Ganga on either side. The newly set-up Gabion walls are a metal mesh cage filled with stones. Architects across the […]

Revival Of Kashi, A Harbinger For Kashmir?

I bow to the eternally sacred abodes, Whose deity is Hara, Whose activities are worthy of Hara, And whose breath of life is dedicated Only to Hara. –    The Shivastotravali by Utpaladeva (#20) The eternally sacred abodes of Shiva are innumerable. For that matter, it is the entire Universe and creation; and eventually one […]

First Kashi, Then Ayodhya: 12 BJP CMs Rally Behind Modi, Yogi; Say PM Connecting Modern India With Ancient

VARANASI: The Bharatiya Janata Party is putting up a show of unity and togetherness, just following a bit of template of its own campaign Mera Parivar BJP Parivar, an axiom that it has banked upon since 2017  to win hearts of Hindi heartland states. Twelve visiting chief ministers of BJP ruled states — Assam, Haryana, […]

For Every Aurangzeb, A Shivaji Rose: Modi At Kashi Vishwanath; Takes A Dip After Lunch With Civil Engineers

VARANASI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended the 500-year wait to repair the Kashi Vishwanath Temple site with inauguration of a sprawling 50,000 square metre site amid fanfare, the Varanasi MP took an acerbic swipe at Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for his demolition of the sacred site hundreds of years ago. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, that stands […]

KASHI VISHWANATH CORRIDOR: Top Snack, Falhari sellers, Silk Traders Erupt In Joy, Won’t Hike Prices As Gesture To Aid Govt & Tourism

VARANASI:  The frenzied rush to the centuries-old Kashi Vishwanath Temple is just getting bigger during the last few days. Outside Kashi Chaat Bhandaar, on the stretch between Gadaulia to Dashsavamedha Ghat,  that sells city’s firm favourite – Tamatar chaat, Palak Patta chaat and Chura Matar — visitors with smeared foreheads arrive in scores.  They laugh, […]