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 by Padmani,


Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)



On a request by Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva narrated the various deities/ Shiv Lings/Teerths (Sacred Ponds) spread over the expanse of Kashi. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97). Kashi Khand mentions one such powerful Shiv Ling known as Bhooteshwar in the vicinity of various other Shiv Lings. Devotees who worship Bhooteshwar will be blessed with all sorts of wealth and prosperity.


Bhooteshwar is located at Bhooteshwar Gully, Dasaswamedh.  This is a famous locality and people can travel upto Dasaswamedh Ghat Bata Shop area by rickshaw and enquire about Bhooteshwar Gully.  The temple also houses one Shani Idol which is worshipped by devotees.  Alternatively, devotees can take a boat ride upto Dasaswamedh Ghat by boat and climb the steps. The temple is open from 05.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 09.30 p.m.  Aarties are conducted in the morning and evening.  During closed time, devotees can have darshan through grill gates.