Lying in the B.H.U. campus, this temple made of marble mosaics, has a height of 252 feet. ‘Lingam’ is the chief object of worship which is placed in the sanctum sanctorum. As is the common practice, in every Shiva temple, a ‘Nandi’ bull made of marble sits outside the temple facing towards lingam. Besides the Lingam, there are several other images, i.e., ‘Panchamukhi Mahadev’ (five-faced Shiva), Kali, Ganesh and Hanuman on the ground floor and on the first floor those of Vishnu, Laxmi, Durga and in the center is a very natural statue of Shiva in meditation posture. On the walls, several quotations with illustrations and full verses of ‘Srimad Bhagawat Geeta’ are written. The construction of the temple was mainly financed by Birla family. Beautiful, neat and attractive lawns are maintained around the temple where a visitor finds a peaceful rest. There is also a place for ‘havan’ in the temple complex. Seats have been installed on the terrace which allows a devotee to comfortably spend some time here. There are several shops and eateries outside the main gate of the New Vishwanath Temple. It is always advisable to visit Birla Temple while in Varanasi. Every Monday and on the occasions of festivals related to Lord Shiva & his consort Goddess Parvati, the temple observes a swell in the number of visitors. Mahashivratri, Annakut, Shravan, Navaratri etc are celebrated in the temple with utmost religious zest.