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Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)

Garudeshwar Temple

History

Garuda released his mother Vinata from the clutches of slavery (Kindly refer to Khakholkh Aditya � Surya temples).  Later, Vinata told her son Garuda that she must have committed some sin which made her  a slave.  She desired to go to Kashi for atonement of her sins. Garuda took her to Kashi  where Garuda installed a Shiv Ling and started praying ardently. Lord Shiva appeared in person and blessed Garuda stating that the latter would be known by everyone in the world as the vehicle/ride (vahana) of Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva further blessed Garuda that those devotees who worship Garudeshwar will be blessed with Ultimate Knowledge. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 50).

Location

Garudeshwar is located at D-31/43, Jangambadi Teliana. When approached from Godowlia Cross Road (Chauraha) on the way to Sonarpura, devotees will have to take a left turn after Bengali Tola Post Office.  Garudeshwar is located adjacent to Purana Durga Badi at Jangambadi, which is a famous landmark.  Devotees can travel Jangambadi by  rickshaw and walk on foot to the temple. The temple is open for worship from 07.00 a.m. to 07.30 p.m.