In the heart of the cultural capital; Uttar Pradesh, of the country stands the Vishwanath Temple in all its splendor and magnificence. Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous and oldest hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. The site gives the breath-taking view of the river which is surrounded by mountains.
The present temple was built over the pre-existing ancient altar, in the year 1857 A.D. by the queen of Tehri. The image of Sakshi Gopal and the sage Markandeya are seen represented here as in meditation
The Vishwanath temple is the abode of lord himself who is manifest here as a syambhu linga, a self-manifest image not setup by human hands. Lord Shiva is manifest here immersed in deep meditation, showering his blessing upon all humanity. The Shivlingam here is 56 cm in height and has a tilt to the south. In the sanctum sanctorum, there are also Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha. Nandi is in outer chamber of the temple. It has Tibetan inscriptions on it indicating extensive Indo-Tibetan culture exchanges during ancient times. The details of Naga Dynasty are found inscribed on the metal trident which is over 26 feet high, kept in front of the main Shiva temple.