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Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)



Lord Shiva was describing the importance of Trilochan Ling (Kashi Khand, Chapter 75) and in the process there is mention of several other Shiv Lings in the vicinity of Trilochan. In the vicinity of Trilochan is one big Shiv Ling is known as Balmikeshwar. Devotees who worship Balmikeshwar will be free from all worries and despair.


Balmikeshwar is located in Trilochaneshwar Temple premises at A-2/80, Trilochan Ghat.  The temple is approachable from Machhodari after crossing which devotees can travel upto Birla Hospital and take a right turn.  Devotees can travel by Auto or Cycle Rickshaw. Alternatively, they can have a boat ride upto Trilochan Ghat and climb the steps. One point needs to be mentioned here.  There is another Balmikeshwar Ling in the premises of Heramb Vinayak which is also worshipped with fervour but the location given in Kashi Khand points out to Trilochan. The temple is open for worship 05.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 05.00 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Mangala Aarti is performed at 05.30 a.m. and Shayan Aarti at 11.00 p.m. Taking bath in Padodak Koop on Akshay Tritheeya day and performing pooja of Trilochan and other Lings is very auspicious and there is heavy rush on the above day even now. Jal Shringar is done on Akshay Tritheeya Day which is very well worshipped by devotees.