Mangala Aarti is the first Aarti of the day, offered before sunrise between 3 am to 4 am everyday. It is one of the major attractions of Kashi Vishwanath Temple because everyone who attends it, is allowed to offer prayers and go near the deity.
The Sapta Rishi Aarti is an ancient ritual dating back to more than 750 years. The seven Shastri/Pandit/Purohit each belonging to a different Gotra perform the Aarti simultaneously. It is believed that every evening, the Saptarishis (the seven great sages) come to perform Aarti to the deity, and hence this puja is conducted every evening at 7 pm.
Shringar/Bhog Aarti is the ceremonial worship of Lord Shiva performed between 9.00 pm to 10.15 pm every night. Night meal is offered to Lord Shiva along with the decoration of the Lingam. During this Aarti devotees are not allowed to come in proximity of Lingam and can stand outside. The ritual is accompanied by the sound of ringing bells and blowing of the shankh (conch).
There is an Akhand Deep (continuous fire and light) in Kashi Vishwanath Temple that has been continuously burning since ancient times round the clock. This light is a symbol of the eternal light of knowledge. To show their reverence to Lord Shiva, devotees can contribute to the continuous burning of Akhand Deep by pouring “ghee” into this "deep".
In this ritual devotees offer one lakh leaves of the bel tree that can be obtained outside the temple. Bel leaves are considered auspicious and are special offering for Lord Shiva. The trifoliate leaf is symbolic of the Hindu Trinity (Brahma Vishnu and Shiva). The leaves are offered in this ritual along with the chanting of mantras.