Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor on Monday (13 Dec).
The project is spread across a massive 5 lakh square feet with over 40 ancient temples restored and beautified. As many as 23 new buildings were constructed to provide diverse facilities for the devotees.
The foundation stone for the project was laid by PM Modi on March 8, 2019.
Over 3,000 seers, artists and other noted personalities have assembled at the venue to witness the inauguration on Monday, December 13.
A team of about 100 people including 55 camera persons, senior officials and other staff are currently camping in the holy city, to “showcase tomorrow, ‘Divya Kashi, Bhavya Kashi’ to the masses.
To spread the message of environmental protection, the newly constructed Kashi Corridor will be adorned by Rudraksh, Bael, Parijat, Amla, Ashok trees. Special arrangements have been made for planting the trees all across the temple premises and mandir chowk.
The chief ministers of 12 BJP-ruled states will attend a two-day conclave in Varanasi from Monday in which nine deputy chief ministers of the party will also participate to deliberate on a wide range of subjects relating to good governance.
Chief ministers from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will be in attendance.
Different buildings for various religious functions and facilities have been constructed. Three passenger facilitation centers have been set up in Vishwanath Dham. Also, facilities like lockers, ticket counters, shops selling puja items for devotees will be available.
The Varanasi district administration will distribute laddoos to 8 lakh households in the city on this occasion. Around 28 to 30 lakh laddoos will be distributed, the preparation for which has already started. Every packet would have two to four laddoos depending upon their size. A booklet would also be distributed along with the sweets containing information about the spiritual importance of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which was one of the 12 ‘Jyotirlingas’ (Shiva Temples) in the country.