Garudeshwar-300x225, Garudeshwar Temple, Varanasi
Garudeshwar-300x225, Garudeshwar Temple, Varanasi

Garudeshwar Temple, Varanasi

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Architectural style:Hindu Temple architecture
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 Garuda released his mother Vinata from the clutches of slavery (Kindly refer to Khakholkh Aditya – Surya temples).  Later, Vinata told her son Garuda that she must have committed some sin which made her  a slave.  She desired to go to Kashi for atonement of her sins. Garuda took her to Kashi  where Garuda installed a Shiv Ling and started praying ardently. Lord Shiva appeared in person and blessed Garuda stating that the latter would be known by everyone in the world as the vehicle/ride (vahana) of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Shiva further blessed Garuda that those devotees who worship Garudeshwar will be blessed with Ultimate Knowledge. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 50).


Legend / Local stories

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How to Reach:

Garudeshwar is located at D-31/43, Jangambadi Teliana. When approached from Godowlia Cross Road (Chauraha) on the way to Sonarpura, devotees will have to take a left turn after Bengali Tola Post Office. Garudeshwar is located adjacent to Purana Durga Badi at Jangambadi, which is a famous landmark. Devotees can travel Jangambadi by rickshaw and walk on foot to the temple.

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See also  Narad Keshav Temple, Varanasi

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