TIL PARNESHWAR

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).

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 Til Parn installed a Shiv Ling and started worshipping Lord Shiva.  This Ling came to be known as Til Parneshwar.  Kashi Khand, Chapter 53 states that a devotee who worships Til Parneshwar is absolved of all his sins.

Til Parneshwar

Til Parneshwar

Devotees may not be able to perform pooja of all Shiv Lings in detail.  They are advised to carry some Ganga Water and Bilva Patras alongwith them. (Bilva Patra are leaves of Bilva tree where the leaves come in trios).  Devotees can pour sacred Ganga Water on Shiv Ling and place one Bilva Patra over the Ling. Great importance is attached to such act.

LOCATION OF TIL PARNESHWAR

Til Parneshwar is located just near the main entrance of Durga Devi Temple at Durga Kund,  towards the right side, near a shop selling bangles.  Durga Kund is a famous landmark and people can travel upto this place by cycle rickshaw/auto or car. 

TYPES OF POOJA

The temple is open for worship throughout and people can perform pooja on their own.

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