Kasiraj Kali Temple is the property of the erstwhile King of Kasi.
As one enters the gate of the compound from the street, walks a few steps forward and turns left, the eyes are greeted by an open space and a finely carved stone temple set at the centre of a stone platform. A flight of stone stairs rises from the ground level to take the visitor up to the temple.
There used to be a commercial set up around the entrance pathway back then too, but it has expanded too much now. Although the temple is the property of the erstwhile King of Kasi, many people use the premises in a very unauthorized manner. The open space in front of the temple is used by the owners of cows from a nearby house. They keep their cows there, on both the sides of the entrance near the long stone steps.
The developed art of stone work can be seen in the patterns on the walls and the screens on the wall over the arches. The parapet on the roof over the pavilion and the chajja all around are both crafted with care and are aesthetically satisfying.
The petals, bells and rings chiselled out of stone are definite proofs of the highly developed art of stone work in India.
Location – It is exactly 2 mins from Godowalia Chowk, Varanasi.
Source – Rajnish Mishra’s WordPress ( The Sacred city of the Hindus: An account of Benares in Ancient and Modern Times”…
The temple trust never revealed the story behind the temple and there is no reference to this temple in google.