The 10 characteristics of the hallway of Kashi Vishwanath temple that make it a spiritual and ergonomic wonder
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his constituency of Varanasi to inaugurate the historic hallway of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, his favorite project since 2019. The Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham project, which has been envisioned and personally overseen by Prime Minister Modi, will be reported during of a special program in Kashi. today, followed by other functions to celebrate the momentous occasion. Making way for an accessible trail connecting the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple to the banks of the Ganga River, the project area expands to 5 lakh square feet with 23 new buildings to provide various facilities for pilgrims and worshipers.
The hallway, located near the iconic Dashashwamedh Ghat, was completed in record time between the local administration and the design firm headed by architect Bimal Patel. Several key aspects, including its architectural design and its particular conservation, taking into account the sensitivity of the people, make the project stand out.
Here are the 10 main aspects of the hallway of Kashi Vishwanath temple
- The Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project was designed at a cost of Rs 800 crore, including 390 crore as compensation to acquire the area of the complex.
- 314 properties were acquired and 1,400 people were rehabilitated without any litigation in the courts.
- Over 27 ancient temples that reappeared during excavations have been preserved in the hallway and restored to their former glory.
- The walkways and structures leading to the temple were built with stones according to traditional craftsmanship.
- The capacity of pilgrims in the temple complex increased from a few hundred to 50,000.
- The temple is now accessible by the Ganga river by steps and escalators via a corridor adapted for disabled people.
- Apart from the Godolia and Saraswati Dwarf entrances, enthusiasts can also access by the river using the new jetty to moor boats.
- The temple complex will house 27 structures, including prayer rooms, a museum, rest areas, a guesthouse, a food court, security and information areas.
- The Hallway of the Temple will be secured with 300 CCTV cameras and baggage scanners.
- The mega project will add to the ancient heritage of Varanasi and boost tourism in the city.
PM Modi’s personal contribution to the architectural design of the project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began to take a close interest in the shaping of the hallway after laying the foundation stone for the Kashi Vishwanath hallway on March 8, 2019. Initially, he briefed the architects and gave his contributions and suggestions for architectural design. that have been incorporated.
He also looked at the 3D model and suggested more equipment that would make the project more suitable for people with disabilities. The path from the ghat to the temple would have unimpeded access by means of ramps and escalators. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Modi followed the progress of the project by video conference. The efforts are reflected in the completion of the project in record time.
Explaining the project to the architects, PM Modi said the road should be done in a way that makes the heart happy. Modi in a one-line brief told the architects: “Ek Aisa Rasta Banao Ke Mann Prafullit Ho Jaye.