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Kashi Vishwanath Temple Gets 60 kg Gold from Anonymous Donor, 37 kg Used on Inner Walls

Anonymous donors donated 60 kg of gold to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) and 37 kg of this has been used on the inner walls of the sanctuary. Pilgrims visiting the temple have views of gold plating on the walls while praying through ‘jharokha darshan’ (see idol from outside the doors) Views released by the temple administration while Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayers on Sunday give a wider view. . Distribution Commissioner Deepak Agrawal said, “The temple has received 60 kilos of gold from a widower. Of this, 37 kilograms have been used for the gold helmet inside the sanctuary, and the remaining 23 kg of gold will be used for covering the lower part of the first KVT gold dome. ”

The helper contacted the temple authorities, months before the opening of Kashi Vishwanath Dham by the Prime Minister on December 13, 2021.

Following the donation, the temple authorities completed their plan to cover the inside wall of the temple and the lower part of the temple with gold donated.

Agrawal said, “The Delhi-based company has agreed to complete this project. The craftsmen of the company painted the artistic walls of the sanctuary with copper curtains. “After repairing the wall, the process of placing the gold was done.”

This was the second major work of the golden veil of any part of the temple after the 18th century.

According to KVT history, following the reconstruction of the temple by Queen Indore Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar in 1777, Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab donated a ton of gold, which was used for covering two KVT buildings.

After the 18th century, the major task for the expansion of the KVT sanctuary was approved by the Prime Minister after the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2017.

A project of over Rs 900 crore has been launched under the name KV Dham (corridor), under which more than 300 houses have been purchased and demolished to expand the worship area from 2,700 square feet to 5 lakh square feet by giving direct connection with the Ganga river through Jalasen, Manikarnika and Lalita ghats.

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