Kashi Vishwanath

  • Security alert in Varanasi after Rajdhani accident in Chhapra June 26, 2014

    Security alert has been issued in all ten districts of Varanasi zone after reports emerged that sabotage by Maoists could be behind the derailment of Rajdhani Express at Chhapra in Bihar on Wednesday. UP Director General of Police (DGP) AL Bannerji held a meeting with Varanasi Zone IG Prakash D and...
  • LS win not a mere five-year contract: Modi tells Varanasi May 17, 2014

    A huge swarm of BJP supporters and city-dwellers greeted Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on his visit here on Saturday evening and cheered him as his cavalcade moved from the airport to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the historic Dashaswamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganga. Accompanied by party president Rajnath...
  • After eggs, ink thrown at Kejriwal during his road show in Varanasi March 25, 2014

    Black ink was thrown at AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during his roadshow in Varanasi. Police resorts to mild lathicharge to control the mob. This comes shortly after eggs were thrown at Kejriwal's car outside the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi on Tuesday, his supporters alleged. The incident occurred when Kejriwal was exiting the...
  • Rahul Gandhi meets rickshaw pullers, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath March 1, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi interacted on Saturday with rickshaw pullers and auto drivers and later prayed at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader flew to Varanasi around noon and drove to the Cantonment railway station amid...
  • 25 Shiv Sena activists en-route Kashi-Vishwanath temple detained February 27, 2014

    A group of Shiv Sena activists was detained on Thursday while they were going to the Kashi-Vishwanath temple on the occasion of Shivratri. In view of law and order, no political outfit is permitted to carry out any kind of religious ritual at the Kashi-Vishwanath temple, police said. "Over 25 Shivsena activists...
  • Devotees throng Shiva temple on 'Sharavan Chaturdashi' August 5, 2013

    Over 30 lakh devotees paid obeisance to Lord Shiva at various temples in the state on "Sharavan Chaturdashi", which passed off peacefully amidst heavy security arrangements. Maximum number of 22 lakh devotees paid obeisance at Pura Mahadev temple in Baghpat, followed by 3.75 lakh and 3 lakh at Dudheshwar Nath...
  • Kashi Vishwanath temple to get facelift June 19, 2012

    Lucknow: Varanasi's famous Kashi Vishwanath temple will be given a major facelift and the salaries of the priests will be increased, the Uttar Pradesh government announced on Tuesday. After a meeting of the temple trust, Religious Endowments Minister Anand Singh said that other than making provisions for booking online 'darshan' of...