Sights to See
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Also known as the Golden Temple, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Varanasi is said to be the point at which the first jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light by which Shiva manifested his supremacy over other gods, broke through the earth's crust and flared towards the heavens.
More than the Ghats and even the Ganga, the Shivalinga installed in the temple remains the devotional focus of Varanasi. The temple is off-limits to the non-Hindus.