Koteeshwar, Kotiling Temple, Varanasi
|Hindu Temple architecture
Kashi Khand mentions one Ling, worshipping which devotees will derive the benefits of worshipping One Crore Lings. This Ling is called Koti Ling. This Ling also finds mention in Ling Puraan, Chapter 3 of the supplement as well as in Shlok 148 to 157, Chapter 92, ibid. According to this, devotees should take bath in Ganges and perform pooja of Koteeshwar Ling which will be equivalent to performing 1 crore Godaan (donary of cow to deserving person).
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Koti Ling is located at Dasaswamedh Vishwanath Gully in the vicinity of Sakshi Vinayak. Just before Sakshi Vinayak, there is a Saree Shop called Giridhar Stores and one Babaji Shop selling pooja items. In between these two shops, devotees can find Koti Ling.
Devotees can travel upto Dasaswamedh by rickshaw and travel to this place by foot. It is advisable to combine darshan of this deity alongwith darshan of Kashi Vishwanath (Visweshwar) temple etc.