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 by Padmani,


Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)



According to Kashi Khand, Chapter 73, Lord Shiva was describing importance and divine powers of various Shiv Lings.  Inter alia, he narrated the Shiv Lings in sets of fourteen each. Among the second set of fourteen Lings, Chandeeshwar is the eleventh Ling.  Lord Shiva has given the importance of worshipping these Lings in detail. A person who worships Chandeeshwar among the above fourteen Lings will not have rebirth. These Lings are invaluable treasures.  Let alone worshipping, if a person with all divinity takes the names of these Lings including Chandeeshwar, he will be saved from all sorts of dangers and worries.Lord Shiva further stated that he will always be present in Chandeeshwar Ling and those who worship this deity will attain Mukti.  A devotee who comes to Avimukta Kshetra (core area of  Kashi) and worships Chandeeshwar will definitely attain Moksha and there is no doubt about it.


Chandeeshwar is located at Sadar Bazar.  In the Cantonment area, if a devotee proceeds to the road where various posh hotels are located, he will come across Radisson, Ideal Towers, Hotel Clarks etc. and JHV Mall.  If he proceeds further on the road (known as Cariappa Marg), he will come across a turning to the right where there is an indicator reading �Bheeshma Chandi Devi temple�. The devotee should take a right turn and Chandeeshwar, a standalone temple, is located opposite Chandi Devi temple. This place of worship is open practically throughout the day and devotees can perform pooja as per their convenience.