NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated his visionary Kashi Vishwanath Dham Project constructed at the cost of approximately Rs 800 crores in total while phase I stands at Rs 399 crores.
PM Modi visited Kaal Bhairav Temple and performed Pooja. Then, he headed over to Kashi Vishwanath Temple where he performed pooja of the Holy Ganga. Taking the Holy water, he performed prayers in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple to Lord Mahadev.
It is the first phase of the project where 23 buildings, in total, were inaugurated. These buildings will prove beneficial to the pilgrims by providing facilities like Yatri Suvidha Kendras, Vedic Kendra, Bhogshala, City Museum, Food Court, Viewing Gallery, Tourist Facilitation Centre, Mumukshu Bhavan, Ganga Museum etc.
Over 3000 saints, artists, and other notable people visited the venue for witnessing the ceremony. 55 high-definition cameras, 4 jimmy jibs, and a large drone turned the ceremony into a huge one.
The corridor is 50 ft wide and the premise is spread over an area of 5 lakh square feet while the previous one was limited to approximately 3000 square feet.
The Kashi Vishwanath Project will directly link the Holy Ganga and the temple. The time for offering prayers and visiting the temple will also get shortened. And, the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project stands as a live example of modern ideology with cultural significance.