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.

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