This festival is celebrated on the dark Phalgun night (Hindu calender), mostly in the month of February/March. A big celebration marks the festival in this temple. The king of Kashi is the main priest on this day and no other priest is allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum.
The whole month of Shrawan (July/ August) is considered highly auspicious and is celebrated with great gusto The dieties are decorated on all days of the Shrawan month. There is also a special 'Jhoola Sringar' as a part of the celebration.
This festival which falls on the full moon day in the Kartik month (November/ December) fifteen days after Diwali is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. Millions of earthen lamps are lit on the steps of all the ghats and view is breath-taking. It is believed that all Gods descend the earth on this day and bathe in the Ganga river. There is marvellous display of fireworks and lighted oil lamps are set afloat in the river.
This festival of harvest is celebrated in the month of January and is considered very auspicious. On this day, lakhs of devotees take a holy dip in Ganga river and offer prayers to the Sun God.
4.00 am to 11.00 am,
12.00 pm to 7.00 pm,
After 9.00 pm darshan from outside temple
Daily Puja Timings are as follows:
|03 .00 to 04.00 am
|11.15 am to 12.20 pm
|4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
|7.00 pm. to 8.15 pm
|9.00 pm. to 10.15 pm
|10.30 pm. to 11 pm