In a recent development, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple trust has scrapped the facilities of on-the-spot and window ticketing. The window ticket will now be offered only in extraordinary situations 24 hours before the Aarti.
Those devotees who want to participate in Baba Vishwanath Mangala Aarti need to book tickets online only. They also need to act quickly because currently, the waiting time is more than one month.
The temple’s trust rolled back the facilities of on-the-spot and window ticketing due to a large number of complaints regarding ticket allotment and alleged corruption.
No More Offline Tickets for Baba Vishwanath Mangala Aarti
Many devotees have complained about irregularities in purchasing on-the-spot window tickets. They alleged that ticket counter employees are selling them at extraordinarily high prices. Mangala Aarti tickets will now be booked only online and can be booked from the website of Vishwanath Temple.
Window tickets will be issued only after permission from the Chief Executive Officer’s office. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar Verma said that the sale of window tickets for Mangala Aarti has been banned.
200 Lucky Devotees
It is considered auspicious to take part in the Mangala Aarti of Shri Kashi Vishwanath. Only 200 devotees are allowed to do aarti every day. However, thousands of devotees gather at the temple premises every day.
Temple authorities were getting regular complaints of ticket black marketing. They found many flaws in the system after investigation. Eventually, they decided to allow only online ticketing to bring transparency to the system.
How to book Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mangala Aarti tickets online?
The steps for booking online tickets for Aarti are as follows.
First of all, visit the official website https://shrikashivishwanath.org/frontend/home/poojaList.
Click “Aarti” and choose “Book Now” from the list of services.
Choose “New User” if you are booking tickets for the first time.
Fill out the basic information including – First Name, Mobile, Email, Password, and Confirm password.
Now, you must verify your email address by clicking on the link that you will receive in your email.
Sign in using your email address and password.
A list of aarti will now display on your screen. Choose “Mangala Aarti” from the list and click “Book Now”.
Select the Number of persons and click “Check Availability”.
If the slot is available then you can go ahead and book your tickets.
Please note that tickets will be confirmed only after making the required payment.
The entry fee for Mangla Aarti is Rs. 500/-
No entry fees for children below the age of 12 years.
You can pay the booking amount online using a credit card, debit card, or Internet banking.
Timing of the Aarti
The aarti begins between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM every morning.
Devotees are allowed to enter the temple between 2:30 AM and 3:00 AM.
Significance of Mangla Aarti
Mangla aarti is the most important worship of Lord Vishwanath because it is the first aarti in the morning. It is conducted in the “Brahma Muhurta”, which means one and a half hours before the sun rises.
This is an extremely auspicious time because the sun is pushing all of the energies of the Earth from a sleeping stage to an awakened stage. Devotees show their love and wake up the lord.
It is also beneficial spiritually to begin the day hearing about the glories of lord shiva.
Cancellation and Refund of Online Booking
You can cancel your online booking but will not get any refund. The Temple Trust will consider the booking amount a donation.
Guest House Booking
If you are not from Varanasi then you may book the temple trust guest house through the official website. The guest house offers the following types of rooms.
Deluxe rooms with air conditioner, 24-hour wifi, geyser, and LCD television – Rs. 2500/-
Executive rooms with air conditioner, 24-hour wifi, geyser, LCD television, and tea-coffee kettle – Rs. 2700/-
A roof-top restaurant at the guest house offers multi-cuisine food. Apart from this, a Prasadam restaurant is also available that offers snacks and light meals with varieties of tea, coffee, Veg Thali ( No onion No Garlic), etc.
Other Rules and Regulations of Mangala Aarti
The entry point for the aarti is Gate No. 1 (Dhundi Raj Ganesh).
It is mandatory to show tickets at the entry point of the temple.
You can’t reschedule your booking. There are a limited number of slots. So, it is not possible to change your schedule.
The entry to the temple is subject to the approval of the temple administration.
Mini skirts and disrespectful dresses are not allowed on the temple premises. You are advised to avoid them.
No electronic or non-electronic gadgets, pens, etc. are allowed inside the temple.
Rudrabhishek at Kashi Vishwanath
Every year, a large number of devotees visit Kashi Vishwanath to perform Rudrabhishek. The type of Rudrabhishek offered by the temple along with their fees are –
1 Shastri Rudrabhishek|
5 Shastri Rudrabhishek|
11 Shastri Rudrabhishek|
11 Shastri Laghu Rudra|
11 Shastri 11 Days Maha Rudrabhishek|
20 Years Rudrabhishek|
1 Shastri Rudrabhishek (Video Conference)|
5 Shastri Rudrabhishek|
+91 6393 131 608|
For any query call|
+91 6393 131 608|
Email address for protocol|
General email address|
[email protected],[email protected]|
Monday to Saturday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Help Desk, CK 37/40,41,42 Bansphatak, Varanasi-221 001|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, a dedicated helpdesk is available near gate number 2.
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Rangbhari Ekadashi, Diwali, Monthly Shivratri, Mahashivratri, Kartik month etc.
No, there is no entry fee. However, there are fees for special darshan.
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