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Abodes of Shiva (Kashi Temples)

Gautameshwar Temple


Kashi Khand, Chapter 97 mentions various Shiv Lings all around Kashi. Among various Lings, Kashi Khand mentions one important Shiv Ling named Gautameshwar in the vicinity of Muchkundeshwar. This Shiv Ling is supposed to have been installed by Sage Gautam. Devotees who worship this Ling will derive all happiness and will attain Moksha.


Gautameshwar is located at D.37/33, Kashinaresh Shivala, Godowlia. This comes in the proximity of Marwari Hospital and is quite famous. According to old timers, there was intense dispute regarding worship of this deity and matter was referred to the then Kashi Raja, who after protracted legal cases, acquired the entire area and constructed the temple. Therefore, this temple is known as Kashi Naresh Shivala. The place of worship is open from 04.00 a.m. to 12 noon and from 04.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Aarties are conducted in the morning and evening.