Hareshwar Temple, Varanasi
|Architectural style:||Hindu Temple architecture|
According to Kashi Khand, Chapter 69, the place where Lord Shiva wore the skin of Gajasur after slaying the latter, was called Rudra Vasam. (Kindly refer to Krithi Vaseshwar).
Once the Lord, in his form as Krithi Vaseshwar, was sitting alongwith Goddess Uma Devi when Nandi offered his prayers and stated that there are 68 places of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva in this holy place. Various idols/Shiv Lings have been brought from several other places and installed in Kashi.
From Harishchandra Kshetra one Ling by name of Hareshwar has appeared in the Holy city of Kashi. By worshipping this deity, the devotee will always be victorious in his ventures.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Hareshwar is located at A-37/51, Rajghat Fort, in the room which houses Gyan Keshav. Devotees can travel upto this place by autorickshaw or cycle rickshaw or car.