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Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)



According to Kashi Khand, Chapter 69, the place where Lord Shiva wore the skin of Gajasur after slaying the latter, was called Rudra Vasam. (Kindly refer to Krithi Vaseshwar). Once the Lord, in his form as Krithi Vaseshwar, was sitting alongwith Goddess Uma Devi when Nandhi offered his prayers and stated that there are 68 places of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva in this holy place.  Various idols/Shiva Lings have been brought from several other places by Nandhi and installed in Kashi.  From Ganga Sagar Teerth, one Ling by name of Amareshwar has appeared in the Holy city of Kashi. Devotees who worship this ling will lead a long and happy life, without any fear of untimely death. This Ling is symbolic of Amarnath Shiva Ling and devotees who cannot travel to Amarnath will derive the same benefits if they pray to this Lord.


Amareshwar is located at B-2/20, behind Lolark Kund, Bhadaini.  People can travel almost upto Lolark (famous landmark) near Assi and behind Lolark is a building bearing the above number and this Ling is situated in the eastern side of the building below the ground level. This place is open for darshan throughout and devotees can perform pooja by themselves.