Kashi Khand, Chapter 67 mentions about various deities in several places in Kashi.
Towards the north of Mandakini Teerth devotees can find Siddhi Ashtakeshwar. Besides, there is one Siddhi Ashtak Kund.
Devotees who worship Siddhi Ashtakeshwar will attain eight types of Siddhi and divine powers. There will be all round prosperity in their homes.
Devotees who bathe in Siddhi Ashtak Kund and perform rituals for their forefathers will receive all sorts of blessings.
LOCATION OF SIDDHI ASHTAKESHWAR
Siddhi Ashtakeshwar is located at K-58/101, Lohatia in the premises of Bara Ganeshji. When devotees face Bara Ganesh, the Shiv Ling will be to the right of the devotees and to the left of Ganeshji. The Shiv Ling is installed with a marble enclosure and there is an inscription in the marble on the front side. Devotees can travel upto Lohatia by auto rickshaw or cycle rickshaw and reach this temple on foot. Bara Ganesh is a famous temple.
TYPES OF POOJA
The Bara Ganesh temple is a stand alone temple and widely worshipped. The temple is open from 04.45 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. Mangala Aarti is held at 04.45 a.m., Bhog at 10.30 a.m. and Shayan Aarti at 10.30 p.m. Wednesday is a special day when special Aarti is held at 11.30 p.m.
POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE
Shri Subhash Chandra Tiwari is one of the Poojaries of the temple and he can be contacted in his Cell No. (0)9415446300 for performing any special pooja etc.