Kandukeshwar2-300x225, Kandukeshwar Temple, Varanasi
Kandukeshwar2-300x225, Kandukeshwar Temple, Varanasi

Kandukeshwar Temple, Varanasi

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Architectural style:Hindu Temple architecture
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 Once Lord Shiva was casually sitting in a garden and Goddess Parvaty was playing with a ball. She was so engrossed in her game that she became totally oblivious of her surroundings.Goddess Parvaty was very beautiful in her looks. Kashi Khand, Chapter 65, amply describes the beauty of Goddess Parvaty. While she was jumping up and down, her beautiful tresses also started dancing. Her eye brows began rising and falling, synchronizing with the play ball’s movement. Precisely at that time, two demons who were passing through the sky saw Goddess Parvaty and immediately they were overcome with evil desires.

They came to the ground, assumed the guise of Shiv Gans and started approaching Goddess Parvaty. Lord Shiva who was watching these people, with divine sight, could easily recognize the evil designs of the two unwanted guests. He signalled Goddess Parvaty, who took the hint. With great force, she threw the ball at the demons who died instantly.

After slaying the evil demons, the ball touched the ground and took the form of a Shiv Ling. This Ling came to be called as Kandukeshwar.
Kashi Khand, Chapter 65 states that Goddess Parvaty blesses the devotees who worship Kandukeshwar. Besides, Goddess Parvaty herself worships this Ling daily. Both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvaty bless the devotees of Kandukeshwar.


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How to Reach:

Kandukeshwar is located at K.63/29, Bhoot Bhairav locality. Devotees can reach this place by travelling upto Kashi Devi temple/Bula Nala/Lohatia by rickshaw and walk on foot upto Jyeshta Gauri/Bhoot Bhairav.

See also  Trivikrama Temple, Varanasi

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