LANGLISHWAR

After the few batches of Shiv Gans failed to return, Lord Shiva sent few more batches of Shiv Gans from Mandarachal to Kashi.  (Regarding deputation of Shiv Gans to Kashi, devotees are requested to refer to Kukkuteshwar Ling).

Langlishwar

Langlishwar

These Shiv Gans also decided to settle down in Kashi and they installed Shiv Lings which came to be known after their names. One Shiv Gan named Langli     installed a Shiv Ling and started worshipping Lord Shiva.  This Ling came to be known as Langlishwar.  Kashi Khand, Chapter 55 states that a devotee who worships Langlishwar  will never fall sick and will always remain healthy.

Kashi Khand also advises devotees to make donations to poor people and farmers after worshipping Langlishwar, which will result in accrual of wealth and prosperity to the devotees.

LOCATION OF LANGLISHWAR

Langlishwar is located at Ck.28/4 Khowa Gulli Chouraha.  Devotees can travel upto Chowk by rickshaw and walk on foot to this place via Khatri Medical Hall.

TYPES OF POOJA

The temple is open from 08.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 06.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.  Aarties are held in the morning and evening.

POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE

Shri Jai Prakash Pandey is the Poojari of the temple and he can be contacted on his Cell No. (0)9918379713.

MADALASESHWAR

Goddess Parvaty requested Lord Shiva to describe the various Teerths (Sacred Ponds) and Shiv Lings in the Holy City of Kashi. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97).  Lord Shiva was very pleased to accede to the request of the Goddess.

 

Madalseshwar

Madalseshwar

Kashi Khand mentions one Madalaseshwar which is located somewhat to the east of Shukreshwar Ling.

A devotee who worships Madalaseshwar Ling, will always have the blessings of Lord Shiva.

LOCATION OF MADALASESHWAR

Madalaseshwar is located at D.5/133 Kalika Galli. When a devotee proceeds from Annapurna on the road to Vishwanath temple and crosses Vishwanath temple, after about 50 yards he will reach a cross road known as Saraswati Phatak. After taking a right turn and walking for a short distance, he will encounter a right turn which is Kalika Galli. Without turning right, just on the opposite side (viz. on the left side) the devotee will see Madalaseshwar.  However, the locals refer to this Ling by the name of Pancham Mandareshwar.

TYPE OF POOJA

The place of worship is open for devotees from 06.00 a.m. in the morning to 09.00 p.m. in the night.  Devotees can have darshan throughout.

MADHYAMESHWAR

 

Madhyameshwar

Madhyameshwar

Madhyameshwar temple finds mention in Kashi Khand Chapter 100, where it is stated that devotees should take bath in Mandakini Teerth and perform pooja at Madhyameshwar temple. Special importance is attached to Ashtami and Chaturdasi days.

According to ancient topography, Kashi used to comprise a very large area and Madhyameshwar (as the name implies) was somewhere in the centre of Kashi Kshetra.  Subsequently, for various geographical and political reasons, Kashi area started constricting and presently this temple does not fall in the centre.

This temple gains importance because of its proximity to famous Siddha Peeth (Krithi Vaseshwar temple).  According to Kurma Puran a person who takes bath in Mandakini Teerth, performs pooja archana at Madhyameshwar temple and performs Shraaddh Karma for his ancestors, certainly attains Moksha and goes to heaven. Mandakini Teerth finds mention in Ling Puran and it is stated that a person who bathes in this Teerth and performs Tarpan, does a great service to his ancestors.

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Madhyameshwar temple is located at K-53/63, Daranagar.  Mandakini Teerth as mentioned in ancient texts is almost fully dried up. There is a Mandakini Pond in Company Bagh garden at Maidagin. Maidagin is a contorted form of Mandakini. It is not known how many people actually take bath in this Kund at present as it has now lost its sanctity. The temple is approachable from a famous locality called Bishweshwarganj, which is a great mandi (market place) and travelling to the temple in cycle rickshaw is convenient.

TYPES OF POOJAS

The temple is open for worship from 06.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and 05.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.  Aarties are performed in the mornings and evenings. Special importance is on all Ashtami and Chaturdasi days. A person undergoing Vratham on the above day and doing pooja at Madhyameshwar temple attains highest level of happiness.

POOJARIS OF THE TEMPLE

Shri Dukh Haran Jha  is the Poojari of the temple. 

MAHAKALESHWAR

On a question raised by Goddess Parvaty, Lord Shiva was describing the various sacred Teerths (Ponds), Koops (Wells) and places of worship in Kashi.  Lord Shiva described such places with pleasure.

Towards the east of Daksheshwar Ling is the Mahakaleshwar Ling. By worshipping this Ling, the devotee  gets the benefits of worshipping the entire world. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97). Here, it may mean that of all the deities spread over the world. Mahakaleshwar is capable of saving devotees from untimely death.

Mahakaleshwar

Mahakaleshwar

While Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling is in Ujjain, people worship this temple in Kashi (as Jyotirling of the same name) as it is stated to be equivalent in strength.

LOCATION OF MAHAKALESHWAR

Mahakaleshwar is located at K-52/39, Mrityunjay Mahadev temple.  People can approach this temple by rickshaw through Bisheshwarganj/GPO.

TYPES OF POOJA

The temple is open from 04.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight for worship.  People can perform pooja as per their convenience with sacred Ganges water and flowers etc.

POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE

There is no specific poojary for the temple. However, devotees may contact Shri Housila Prasad Mishra who remains in the temple premises.  His cell no. is 9336761783.   He may be contacted after 7.00 p.m.

MAHALAKSHMEESHWAR

Goddess Parvaty wanted to know about  various Shiv Lings and deities at several places in Kashi and Lord Shiva was pleased to narrate about such deities (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97).

In the process, the Lord mentions one Mahalakshmeeshwar Ling in the vicinity of Lakshmi Kund.

Mahalakshmeeshwar

Mahalakshmeeshwar

A devotee who bathes in Lakshmi Kund and worships Mahalakshmeeshwar and Mahalakshmi Devi will attain a position where he will be flanked by  Deva Strees (celestial damsels), waving Chanvar (Chamaram – Fly whisk).  In other words, he will enjoy his life in heaven.

Kashi Khand also states that devatas living in heaven, alongwith their wives, come to earth and worship Mahalakshmeeshwar.

Kashi Khand states that the entire locality is a Shakti Peeth (seat of vital energy). There are many powerful Devis in the area and of all the Shakti Peeths in Kashi, Mahalakshmi Shakti Peeth is the most powerful.

LOCATION OF MAHALAKSHMEESHWAR

Mahalakshmeeshwar is located at D.52/54, just above Lakshmi Kund, opposite a hand pump. This temple and the locality (Lakshmi Kund) are quite famous and people can approach this place through Luxa by rickshaw. Mahalakshmeeshwar is famous by the name of Sorahia Mahadev.

TYPES OF POOJA

The temple is open from 06.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.  Timings are flexible.  Devotees can perform pooja as per their convenience.

MAHA SIDDHESHWAR

Goddess Parvaty wanted to know about  various Shiv Lings and deities at several places in Kashi and Lord Shiva was pleased to narrate about such deities (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97).

Maha Siddheshwar

Maha Siddheshwar

Lord Shiva narrates about Maha Siddheshwar Ling in the vicinity of Siddha Kund. Devotees who worship Maha Siddheshwar will achieve all sorts of Siddhi (divine powers).

LOCATION OF MAHASIDDHESHWAR

Mahasiddheshwar (known by local people as Siddheshwar) is located at Goenka College near Abhay Cinema, Assi.  People can reach this place either through Assi Cross Road or Durga Kund by rickshaw.  There is another Siddheshwar temple located at J-6/85, Jaitpura in the premises of Jwara Hareshwar temple which is also worshipped with all divinity.

Siddheshwar (Jwara Hareshwar)

Siddheshwar (Jwara Hareshwar)

TYPES OF POOJA

The temple remains open from 06.30 a.m. to 09.00 p.m.  Aarties are conducted at 06.30 a.m. and 07.15 p.m.  According to locals, during mornings and evenings there is always a group of persons doing Japam (repetition of religious verses) inside the temple premises.

There is Siddha Koop (Well) inside the temple premises which may be remnant of the Siddha Kund (mentioned in Kashi Khand).  Devotees respect this Koop also.

This is a well maintained temple and worth visiting.

MALTEESHWAR

Lord Shiva was describing the various sacred Teerths (Ponds), Koop (Wells) and places of worship in Kashi.  Lord Shiva described such places with immense pleasure (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97).

Malteeshwar

Malteeshwar

In the vicinity of Hasti Paleshwar is the Malteeshwar Ling. By worshipping this Ling, the devotee is blessed with prosperity. In the vicinity of the Ling is Kalodak Koop (Well). The water from the well is capable of curing all diseases. 

LOCATION OF MALTEESHWAR

Malteeshwar is located at K-52/39, Vriddha Kal/Mrityunjay Mahadev.  People can approach this temple by rickshaw through Bisheshwarganj/GPO.

TYPES OF POOJA

The temple is open from 04.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight for worship.  People can perform pooja as per their convenience with sacred Ganges water and flowers etc.

POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE

There is no specific poojary for the temple. However, devotees may contact Shri Housila Prasad Mishra who remains in the temple premises.  His cell no. is 9336761783.   He may be contacted after 7.00 p.m. 

MANGALESHWAR

Once Lord Shiva was very unhappy because of separation from Devi and one drop of sweat from his forehead fell on the ground.  Out of this combination of sweat and Bhoomi (earth) one male child was born and Bhoomi Devi reared this child.

Because of the association of Bhoomi with his birth, the child was called Bhaumakumar.  The boy came to Kashi and reached a Shakti Peeth called Pancha Mudra Maha Peeth.  He installed a Shiv Ling at that place  and underwent severe Tapas.

After a long time, Visweshwar appeared before him, named him  Angarak and gave him the title of Mahagraha. (Out of nine grahas/planets in astrology, Angarak or Mangal or Kuja was termed as  the largest planet).  Lord Shiva also told that when Tuesday and Chaturthi combine (Angarak Chaturthi) and a devotee performs pooja/archana of the Shiv Ling installed by Angarak (which is called Mangaleshwar), the devotee is blessed with unending prosperity and happiness. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 17).

Mangaleshwar

Mangaleshwar

Old timers in Kashi believe that pooja/archana performed at Mangaleshwar will be especially beneficial for those devotees who have afflictions connected with Mars (Mangal) in their horoscope.

In Sanskrit, Tuesday is referred to as Bhauma Vasar. Tuesday is connected to Mars planet and the word Bhauma has connection with the incident narrated in paragraphs above.

Mangaleshwar is also called as Angaareshwar.

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Mangaleshwar temple is located at Ck-7/158, Scindia Ghat in the premises of Atma Veereshwar temple. This place can be reached by boat through Scindia Ghat.  Alternatively one can travel in cycle rickshaw upto Chowk and walk down the gullies to reach the temple.

TYPES OF POOJAS

The temple is open for worship from 05.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 12.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  Special Aarti is held from 07.00 to 8.30 p.m.  For doing special pooja, it is advisable to consult the Poojari before hand. 

 

POOJARIS OF THE TEMPLE

Shri Mun Mun Guru  is one of the Poojaries of the temple and he can be contacted on his Cell number (0)9838773329 for doing any special pooja.

MARKANDEYSHWAR

Lord Vishnu was describing various religiously important places, teerths etc. to Sage Bindu (Kashi Khand, Chapter 61). 

Devotees should bathe in Markanday Teerth and perform rituals for their forefathers. The devotees should then worship Markandeyshwar nearby. 

Markhandeshwar

Markhandeshwar

By performing the above religious activities, the devotees will be cleansed of all their sins howsoever abysmal or outrageous these may be.

Markanday Teerth is not in existence now.

LOCATION OF MARKANDEYSHWAR

Markandeyshwar is located at Ck.36/10,  in the bazar behind Gyan Vapi.  Devotees can travel upto Gyan Vapi (Near Chowk) by rickshaw, take a right turn, climb down the steps and again take a right turn. (If a devotee proceeds diagonally left, he will enter the Gyan Vapi area).  After walking a few yards, the devotee will come to Markhandeyshwar on the right side. For ready reference, Jalans (textile merchants) have a portion of their shop nearby (cut piece wing).

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open from 06.00 a.m. to 09.00 a.m. and from 06.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.  However, devotees can have darshan through opening at any time.

POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE

Shri Sanjay Mishra is the priest at this place and he can be contacted at (0)9739712012.

MOKSHA DWARESHWAR

According to Kashi Khand, Chapter 94, a devotee who worships Moksha Dwareshwar Ling will always find Moksha.

Moksha Dwareshwar

Moksha Dwareshwar

By Moksha we may mean release from the cycle of rebirth in the world.  Great importance is attached by old timers to such practices that avoid rebirth, and death in Kashi is supposed to grant a person release from this ordeal.

LOCATION OF MOKSHA DWARESHWAR

Moksha Dwareshwar is located at Ck.34/10, Lahouri Tola, near Phoota Ganesh. From Vishwanath temple, a devotee should approach Saraswati Phatak and proceed further straight and after walking about 200 metres, he will approach a place where Phoote Ganesh is located.  People can reach this place by travelling upto Dasaswamedh Vishwanath Gulli by rickshaw and on foot through  Gullies. Lahouri Tola Phoota Ganesh is a famous landmark.

TYPES OF POOJA

The Ling is located inside a house and people can have darshan.  No specific details of Pooja etc. were given by the local people as it was inside a house. 

Temple Details
  • A. Introduction
  • About Kashi Khand
  • Temples worshipped as Jyotirlings in Kashi
  • Kashi Yatra performed by South Indians
  • Importance of immersion of mortal remains (Asthi) in Ganga