Kashi Vishwanath Temple has most religious importance for the worship in the Hindu religion. Many great Hindu saints (like Adi Sankaracharya, Goswami Tulsidas , Kabir Das , Ramakrishna Paramhansa , Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Vivekananda, Gurunanak etc) had come to Varanasi to take bath in the holy River Ganga and for the Darshan of the Jyotirlinga .
Type of Aarti in Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
There are different types of Arti performed in Kashi Vishwanath Temple . All arti have different significance for devotees. You can participate in Mangla Arti , Bhog Arti, Sandhya Arti , Shringar Arti and Shayan Arti to perform rituals with the help of learned priests at differen times of Arti in Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Mangala Aarti: 03.00 AM-04.00 AM (Morning)
Kashi Vishwanath is one temple where Lord is woken up at 3:00 AM every morning. It is not an easy thing to be up and ready at the temple by 2:45 AM, especially on a holiday, but this is one pooja which is worth the effort!
Till this time doors of temple are not opened for public viewing so, performers of Mangla Arti get nearly 30 Min to see the original Jyotirlingam.
Bhog Aarti: 11.15 AM-02.20 PM (Afternoon)
Every noon, Bhog Arti is performed in Kashi Vishwanath Temple. It is second Arti after Mangla Arti. Bhog aarti is offering of food to Lord who gives this food to us. After offering, food is distributed among all present devotees as Prasada.
Sandhya Aarti: 07.00 PM-08.15 PM (Evening)
Every evening a religious ritual is performed in Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is Sandhya Aarti or evening arti . Young priests perform the ritual using fire and chant Vedic Mantras. All devotees ask for blessings. After performing Sandhya Aarti Prasada is distributed among all present devotees.
Shringar Aarti: 09.00 PM - 10.15 PM (Night)
Every night Shringar Aarti ritual is performed in Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Shringar means adornment of Lord. Once Shringar Aarti starts then dharshan can be done from outside till the time Arti ends. After Aarti, Bhog is offered to Lord. After offering it is distributed to the public.
Shayan Aarti: 10.30 PM-11.00 PM (night)
Shayan means to sleep. Shayan Arti is performed before Lord goes to sleep. Prasad, clothes and other such offerings are given to poor. After performing these entire task temple is closed for the night until Next Morning Ritual Ceremony (Mangla Arti).