Eleven km away from the city centre, Benares Hindu University (BHU) is the largest residential university in Asia, spread over an area of 2,000 acres. It is meant to be a worthy seat of studies in oriental lores. There is a newly built Vishwanatha Temple here. Vishwanath Temple of Benares Hindu University (BHU) was built by a prominent industrialist family of Birlas. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of Benares Hindu University, planned for a majestic temple at that place to spread moral values and entwine ethos of Indian value systems with modern education. Unlike many other temples in Varanasi, this temple is open to all irrespective of caste or creed.