Since the auspicious inauguration of the renovated Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 13, 2021, the pilgrimage site has witnessed an unprecedented surge in footfall, according to officials.

The Yogi government’s steadfast commitment to improving accessibility and amenities for devotees at Kashi Vishwanath Dham has led to a remarkable increase in visitor numbers, with over 13 crore devotees, including 16,000 international visitors, visiting the sacred site in the last two years.

Sunil Verma, Chief Executive Officer of Kashi Vishwanath Dham and Special Area Development Authority, revealed that from December 13, 2021, to December 6, 2023, a staggering 15,930 foreign devotees have booked for a seamless darshan of the revered Vishwanath Temple.

Highlighting the growing interest, Mr. Verma pointed out that bookings for 2023 have nearly doubled compared to 2022, indicating a significant upswing in both domestic and international enthusiasm for the spiritual experience offered at Kashi.

The pilgrimage site has experienced a substantial increase in religious tourism, with a record-breaking 12 crore 92 lakh 24 thousand people visiting from December 13, 2021, to December 6, 2023, according to the CEO.

According to the CEO, the devotee numbers chronicle stands at 40 in December 2021, 4540 between January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, and 11,350 between January 1, 2023, to December 6, 2023.

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