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Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)



Kashi Khand, Chapter 100 states that devotees should undertake religious tour (Yatra) of eleven Shiva Lings. This Yatra is known as Ekadasha Maha Rudra Yatra. (Ekadasha means eleven). Agni Dhruveshwar Ling is the first Ling in the above Yatra.  This Yatra should be undertaken as often as possible. Devotees who worship Agni Dhruveshwar will attain Rudra Padavi (equivalent to Lord Rudra � Lord Shiva).


Agni Dhruveshwar is also known as Jageshwar Mahadev and is located at J.66/4, Ishwar Gangi. People can reach this place by rickshaw or auto as Ishwar Gangi/Jageshwar temple is quite famous. Another landmark is Adarsh School.  Agni Dhruveshwar (Jageshwar) Ling is a very huge Ling and probably the biggest Ling ever seen. This can be judged by the height of the man standing near the Ling. The place of worship is open from 04.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and from 04.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Mangala Aarti is held at 05.00 a.m., Bhog Aarti at 12.00 p.m. and evening aarti at 07.00 p.m.