PITA MAHESHWAR

Lord Kartikeya was describing various important Shiv Lings in his narration in Kashi Khand (Chapter 68).

pitamaheshwar before pooja

(PITA MAHESHWAR JUST BEFORE POOJA ON MAHA SHIVRATRI)

pita maheshwar decorated

(PITA MAHESHWAR AFTER SHRINGAR ON MAHA SHIVRATRI)

Pita Maheshwar is a Swayambhu (self manifested) Ling which appeared in Kashi alongwith several important Teerths (ponds). These Teerths (Ponds) may not be available as on present day.

A person who performs Pooja of Pita Maheshwar gives mukti to twenty generations in his family (Kashi Khand, ibid).

 

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

The temple is located at No. Ck.7/92, Mohalla Sheetla Galli. The temple is approachable from Chowk upto which place, people can travel by Auto or Cycle Rickshaw.

TYPES OF POOJAS

The Shiv Ling is considered to be very powerful.  People can have darshan through a hole and the Ling is situated at a depth of over 40 feet below the ground level.  Old timers believe that the Ling is very powerful and it is advisable to have darshan through the hole only.

Poojas of the Ling are performed only on select few days, though darshan, as above, is allowed practically through out the year.  The special days, as mentioned by the Pundit, are all Mondays of Shravan, Shiv Ratri, Rang Bhari Ekadasi (Ekadasi day before Holi festival) and certain other Ekadasis.

POOJARIS OF THE TEMPLE

Shri Kishan Yagnik and Ashutosh Yagnik are the Poojaris of the temple and they can be contacted on their Cell numbers (0)9935277580 and (0)9305761979 respectively for doing any special pooja.

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