Currently a devotee can enter the sanctum sanctorum of the
and even touch the
Shivling. But the number of devotees visiting the Kashi Vishwanath
Temple have increased
manifold and not all devotees are able to have a darshan in a day. So the
temple management is planning to introduce Jharokha Darshan - allowing darshan
of Shivling only from outside the doors of sanctum sanctorum. Kashi Vishwanath
'Jharokha Darshan' of Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) is emerging as the only solution to ensure that all the pilgrims queuing up for hours get an opportunity to pay obeisance to Lord Vishwanath.
If the KVT trust and administration would give consent to this proposal, it can be introduced on the occasion of Mahashivratri falling on March 10. "We have not finalised this decision as the issue is sensitive and concerns to faith, hence consent of authorities concerned is a must," said SSP AK Mishra.
"Keeping the size and condition of sanctum sanctorum of KVT, the entry is allowed through two doors and two other doors are used for exit. In existing system, a maximum 60-70 pilgrims can pass through sanctum sanctorum in a minute. With this rate, around one lakh devotees can enter the sanctum sanctorum in a day while more than four lakh pilgrims queue up for entering the KVT," said Mishra.