Vishwanath Temple, BHU: The new Vishwanath temple (VT) located in the BHU complex has been re-opened from Wednesday (23-09-2020). It was closed for common visitors since lockdown was declared in the month of March, 2020. A day before this, apart from making security arrangements and sanitizing the premises, round circles were also made in the premises of the temple. The devotees and students who came after the temple opened in the morning were allowed to enter the premises only after proper thermal scanning. With this, a circular has been released regarding people can visit and worship the Shivling from a distance only.
Timing of Darshan:
- Morning:- 7:00 AM – 11:00AM
- Evening:- 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The new Vishwanath temple at BHU was closed since the lockdown was declared due to COVID-19 pandemic. Although regular worship and Jalabhishek continued on behalf of the priests during this period, the temple doors were closed to the common people. The university administration decided to open the closed temple doors from Wednesday (23rd September) morning. Entry to temple premises was given to those only who had covered their face with mark. According to the temple administration, people are allowed to visit only by following social distancing norms. However, the prohibition of Shivlinga touch will continue for security reasons.
Earlier, in addition to Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, the doors of Sankat Mochan temple have also been opened for common visitors. However, with the instruction of adequate security and vigilance in the temple, visitors were given entry for worship from Wednesday morning. Devotees visiting the premises have been allowed to visit the temple from one by one in queueby folowing the norms of social distancing. Barricading at the entrance gate of the temple has also been arranged. From morning to 12 noon, hundreds of people visited the temple and bowed to Lord Shiva even from a distance. After the darshan, people were not allowed to stay or sit in the temple premises.