Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the white marbled New Viswanath Temple, located
in the premises of Banaras Hindu University was planned by Madan Mohan
Malavya, the founder of BHU. This replica of Kashi Vishwanath Temple,
is sometimes referred as Birla Temple as it was built by Birla family.
The dome of the temple rises to a height of 252 feet and the walls are
adorned with magnificent figures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and verses
from Geeta. A Siva lingam is kept inside the temple at its center. The
temple is open to all people irrespective of religion, caste and creed
from 10 am to 5 pm. It will be closed on Wednesdays. Besides Vishwanath
temple, the massive temple complex consists of seven other temple also.