Kashi Vishwanath Temple dome begins glittering with 23kg gold | Varanasi Information

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VARANASI: Gold-plating of the decrease portion of the dome and door frames of the 18th century Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) right here in UP has been accomplished with 23kg of gold, though restoration of outer creative partitions will take some extra time.
Divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal on Tuesday offered particulars of the completion of gold-plating of the decrease dome, inside partitions and ceiling of KVT. “The work of protecting the decrease portion of the golden dome of the primary KVT construction began in March with 23kg gold and has been completed now,” he stated.
In-built 1777 by queen of Indore Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar, the KVT had first witnessed gold-plating of its two domes with round 1 tonne gold donated by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. After it, the work of additional gold plating of temple parts grew to become potential when a donor contacted the temple authorities months earlier than the formal opening of Kashi Vishwanath Dham (hall) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 13, 2021.
“The donor supplied 60kg gold to the KVT,” stated Agrawal, including, “After the gold was obtained, the temple authorities finalised a plan for its utilisation. Of the 60kg donated gold, we used 37kg for protecting the inside partitions of the sanctum sanctorum. This work was began instantly after the formal opening of the KV Dham challenge by the PM in December. The world bought glimpses of the glitter of the yellow steel when Modi visited the temple on February 27 to supply prayer and the visuals of KVT’s sanctum sanctorum have been launched by the temple administration.”
“After completion of the work contained in the sanctum sanctorum, the remaining 23kg gold was utilized for protecting the decrease portion of golden domes of the temple in addition to the door frames. Temple authorities had engaged a Delhi-based agency for this work and its artisans initially did casting of the creative partitions with copper sheets. After fixing it with the wall, the method of gold plating was accomplished,” he knowledgeable TOI.

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