Photo feature: Mahashivratri celebrated at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in ancient Kashi-Varanasi

Adding more glory to the holy temple, a total of 37 kgs of gold were used to decorate the inner walls of the sanctum of the temple.

Photo feature: Mahashivratri celebrated at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in ancient Kashi-Varanasi
Devotees stand in queue at Kashi Vishwanath Temple complex, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. File Photograph: Anand Singh

Mahashivratri 2022 was the first time that Varanasi has celebrated after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the renovated Kashi Vishwanath temple corridor.

The city was overwhelmed with joy as lakhs of devotees thronged the religious site with an immense amount of devotion for Lord Shiva. Bhakts were taking a dip and performing puja on the bank of the holy river Ganga.

Devotees taking a dip and performing puja on the bank of holy river Ganga at Varanasi on the Mahashivratri day on Tuesday March 1, 2022. Photograph and video: Anand Singh

Devotees were seen expressing their bhakt in various forms. People started standing in line from 2 a.m. to have the darshan of Shiva as soon as possible, the line extended up to several kilometers. Group of women danced in a circle chanting bhajans and devotees were seen taking a palki (palanquin) with Lord Bhairavnath’s idol to show it to Lord Vishwanath.

Adding more glory to the holy temple, a total of 37 kgs of gold were used to decorate the inner walls of the sanctum of the temple.

Video: Anand Singh