Ashadeshwar Temple, Varanasi

Date built:
Deity: Ashadeshwar
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Locale: Varanasi
District:: Varanasi
 On a request by Goddess Parvaty, Lord Shiva described various Teerths (sacred ponds/lakes) and deities in Kashi. Lord Shiva told her all Lings are having the divine powers of Teerths.

Lord Shiva described the power of Ashadeshwar Ling. A devotee worshipping this Ling is cleansed of all his sins. (Kashi Khand 97).
Ashadeshwar temple is a stand alone temple and well maintained. A multitude of devotees visit this temple. While the ancient Ling (Kashi Khand) is available towards the back side of the temple, within the last century some noble person has installed a Ling within the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Devotees worship both the Lings


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How to Reach:

The temple is located at K.63/53, Kashipura. People can travel almost upto this place by rickshaw through a place called Lohatia. Another approach is through Jyestha Gauri where people can cross Bhoot Bhairav and take a left turn to reach this place. It is advisable to combine visit of this temple alongwith darshan of other deities in the vicinity.

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