D.3/85, Mir Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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About Vishalakshi Gauri Temple

One of Varanasi’s most well-known temples, the Vishalakshi Temple or Vishalakshi Gauri Temple, is devoted to the goddess Vishalakshi, whose name in Sanskrit means “big eyes.” Near the Kashi Vishwanath temple, at Miraghat (Manikarnika Ghat), on the banks of the Ganges, is where you’ll find the Vishalakshi Temple. Kashi was Varanasi’s previous name.


Devi Purana refers to Kashi’s Vishalakshi Temple. The Kajal Teej festival, which takes place at the Visalakshi Temple on the third day of the third fortnight (two weeks) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapad (August), is well-known.

One of Mother’s 51 Shaktipeeth temples is this one. In this temple, Shakti is revered as Goddess Visalakshi, and Bhairav is revered as the Patron or Kaal Bhairav. Wherever the pieces of the sati, the garments, or the jewellery carried have fallen, Shaktipeeth has emerged, according to the Puranas. They are referred to as the most sacred shrines.

According to folklore, Daksha planned a significant yajna but omitted Sati and Shiva from the invitation list. Uninvited, Sati arrived at the yajna location where Daksha disregarded her and denigrated  Lord Shiva. Devi Sati committed suicide by plunging into the fire of the Havan her father had planned because she was unable to endure this insult.

With Sati’s corpse in tow, the untamed, bereaved Shiva wandered the cosmos until Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra to divide it into 51 pieces. The right earring of Sati dropped to this location among those 51 components. As a result, this location is also known as “Manikarnika Ghat.”

Numerous Puranas and works of literature refer to Vishalakshi as Shaktipeetha, including the Tantric work Rudrayamala, the Kubjika Tantra, the Ashadashapitha, the Kularnava Tantra, and the Devi Bhagavata Purana. Chandimangal, Mukundaram, and Lakshmidhara work in Bengali the Tantrachudaman and Kshastradishas’ Pithanirnaya or Mahapithanirupana portion.

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How to reach Vishalakshi Gauri Temple?

By Train: Trains are always a better option. these days Varanasi junction is keeping the way all good. Vishalakshi Gauri temple is just few km away from Varanasi junction.
By Air: Book your tickets to the Gorakhpur airport, which is few km away from the temple. as Varanasi airport is well connected to other city Airports.
By Bus: One can travel directly to the temple. various local and private bus services are available for visiting Varanasi.

Vishalakshi Gauri Temple Timings

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04.30AM to 11.00AM and 05.00PM to 10.00PM

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