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 by Padmani,


Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)



On being deputed by Lord Shiva to Kashi, Lord Brahma approached King Divodas and wished to perform Aswa Medha Yagya (Horse Sacrifice Ritual). King Divodas consented to  provide all necessary items for performing the above ritual. (Kindly refer to Divodaseshwar for further details). Lord Brahma, with the help of King Divodas, performed not just one but ten Aswa Medha Yagnas.  The place where he performed these Yagnas is known as Dasaswamedh Teerth (now known as Dasaswamedh Ghat).  Prior to that the place was known as Rudra Sarovar. Subsequently, Lord Brahma installed a Ling called Dasaswamedheshwar and decided to stay in Kashi.  Lord Brahma could not find any fault with King Divodas and could not think of anything against him to report to Lord Shiva.  Therefore, Lord Brahma kept worshipping Lord Vishweshwara and installed another Ling called Brahmeshwar and started residing there.  By worshipping Brahmeshwar Ling which was symbolic of Vishweshwar, Lord Brahma was confident that Lord Shiva will not be angry with him. A devotee who worships Brahmeshwar Ling will have the blessings of Lord Brahma and he will find a place in Brahma Lok.


Brahmeshwar Ling is located at D-33/66, 67, Khalispura (near Dasaswamedh).   Devotees can travel upto Dasaswamedh Bata shop by cycle rickshaw and walk on foot to this temple. This temple also house Brahmini Devi. There is another Brahmeshwar Ling inside Brahmacharini Temple near Panch Ganga Ghat which is also worshipped with great fervour. The temple is open from 06.00 a.m. to 01.30 p.m. and from 04.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.  Aarti is performed at 06.00 a.m., 04.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. (Shayan Aarti).