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Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)



On a request by Goddess Parvathy, Lord Shiva described various Teerths (sacred ponds/lakes) and deities in Kashi. Lord Shiva told her all Lings are having the divine powers of Teerths. Lord Shiva described the power of Ashadeshwar Ling.  A devotee worshipping this Ling is cleansed of all his sins. (Kashi Khand 97). Ashadeshwar temple is a stand alone temple and well maintained.  A multitude of devotees visit this temple.  While the ancient Ling (Kashi Khand) is available towards the back side of the temple, within the last century some noble person has installed a Ling within the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.  Devotees worship both the Lings.


The temple is located at K.63/53, Kashipura. People can travel almost upto this place by rickshaw through a place called Lohatia. Another approach is through Jyestha Gauri where people can cross Bhoot Bhairav and take a left turn to reach this place.  It is advisable to combine visit of this temple alongwith darshan of other deities in the vicinity. The temple is open from 05.00 a.m. in the morning to 11.30 a.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.  The timings are flexible.  Aarties are held in the morning and evening.