Place Category: Hindu Temples
Kasi Sri Vishwanatha Temple Flint
Paschima Kasi (Kasi of the West) as it is known is the spirit of Banaras in Flint, Michigan. Paschima Kasi Sri Vishwanatha Temple is located on 10 acres in a serene setting with an adjacent lake and stream – the Holy Ganges. The Midwest cumulus clouds as the snowcapped Himalayas and the Shakti of this sacred Kshetra (Place) all magically transport you to Shiva’s City of Light, Kasi. This is the first Agamic Shiva Temple in the United States.
The Paschima Kasi Sri Vishwanatha Temple celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2007. The temple exhibits great Indian Culture and Temple Architecture. The interior of this temple is reminiscent of a typical South Indian Agamic temple, with traditional sanctums and large bronze bells. Nearby the main sanctum stands an independent Study Hall with an elaborate library of all great scriptures for study and reference. The multi-purpose building with the study hall is a great asset to the community with facilities to host cultural programs like classical dance, music, theatre etc. The building is equipped with guest facilities, a large kitchen and an office.
With the divine grace and blessings of Lord Vishwanatha – The Paschima Kasi Sri Vishwanatha Temple is located on the banks of the Flint River in Flint, Michigan. Just as Lord Sri Vishwanatha at Kashi in Banaras is considered very auspicious to millions of devout Hindus; Kasi Sri Vishwanatha Temple in Flint, Michigan is considered the Kashi in the West. Special characteristics and similarities can be drawn between the Kashi Temple in Banaras and the Kashi Temple of the West in Flint, Michigan. One of the most striking characteristics that prompted a learned scholar to suggest this as Kasi of the West is – the river that flows by makes a 180 degree turn on the property, just as the river Ganges does a 180 degree turn at Kashi in Banaras, India. Numerous learned scholars and Pundits visited the site on October 22, 1982 to be part of the Prana Pratishtapana celebrations. Kasi West draws hundreds of devotees each week and several thousand on special occasions.
(Winter schedule) November 1 – March 31)
Monday to Friday
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
(Summer schedule) April 1 – October 31)
Monday to Friday
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Weekends and Holidays – 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
Suprabhatham Namaskara Sundays – Only 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Daily Pratha Kala Puja – 6:30 am to 8:00 am