Vishvanath Temple

Joerg Gengnagel Joerg.Gengnagel at URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE
Sun Aug 3 13:16:13 UTC 2003

I am only aware of the fact that the Vishvanatha Temple was opened to
untouchables in 1956. Svami Karpatri (Dharm Sangh, Durga Kund) and his Ram
Rajya Party protested against this and a New Kashi Vishvanatha Temple was
constructed with the help of the Maharaja at Mir Ghat.
If one looks at regulations one should also take the vyavahara into
consideration: I know of resident Non-Hindus and Non-Hindu members of
pilgrimage groups who were allowed to enter the temple.


Joerg Gengnagel

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