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Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)

BHARABHOOTESHWAR Temple

History

Lord Shiva was in Mandarachal and he sent several batches of Shiv Gans to Kashi to create disturbance in the city and distract King Divodas.  (For details, refer to Kukkuteshwar). In one of the batches, one Shiv Gan named Bhara Bhoot installed a Shiv Ling called Bhara Bhooteshwar. Devotees who worship this Ling in Kashi will attain Mukti.  Kashi Khand, Chapter 55 further states that those who do not worship this deity will remain a burden in this earth just as a huge tree which does not yield any fruits.

Location

Bharabhooteshwar is located at Ck.54/44, Raja Darwaja.  If a devotee proceeds from Chowk to Neechibaug, immediately after Chowk Police Station there is a left turn which leads to Raja Darwaja.  After walking for about 150 yards, there is a small right turning where this temple is situated.  Devotees may ask for directions in the general locality.  Devotees can reach Raja Darwaja by rickshaw.  At times due to heavy rush, they may have to get down at Chowk � Neechibaug road and walk on foot to Raja Darwaja. The temple remains open from 06.00 a.m. to 09.00 a.m. and for about 2 hours in the evening. Timings are flexible.  However, there is a grilled window through which devotees can have darshan throughout.