Nageshwar-Nag-Kuan2-300x225, Karkotak Nageshwar Temple, Varanasi
Nageshwar-Nag-Kuan2-300x225, Karkotak Nageshwar Temple, Varanasi

Karkotak Nageshwar Temple, Varanasi

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Deity:Karkotak Nageshwar
Architectural style:Hindu Temple architecture
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 Kashi Khand Chapter 66 describes various Teerths (Sacred Ponds) and Shiv Lings around Jyeshteshwar Ling.  Towards the east of Gandarveshwar is Karkotak Nag and Karkotak Vapi (Well),  popularly known as Nag Kuan.A person who bathes in Karkotak Well and worships Karkotak Nageshwar need not have fear of death due to any kind of poison.  No venom will be able to find way inside his body.

It is worth mentioning here that Karkotak Nageshwar Ling is submerged in the water of Karkotak Well.   When the water level recedes or the water is removed for cleaning purposes, the Ling becomes visible.  However, as long as the Ling remains submerged in the water, the water in the well attains divinity and people pray this well with all divinity.

However, at the main entrance just before going to the Nag Kuan, there is a temple, where one Shiv Ling has been installed which is worshipped as Nageshwar.


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How to Reach:

Karkotak Nageshwar is located at J-26/206, Nag Kuan.  The place is located at Jaitpura.  Devotees can travel upto Jaitpura Police station and enquire about Nag Kuan which is a famous place. There is another Karkoteshwar Ling just above the water level in the Nag Kuan with an image of serpent etched nearby. This Ling is also worshipped by devotees.

See also  Mitra Vinayak Temple, Varanasi

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