Mahakaleshwar2-300x225, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Varanasi
Mahakaleshwar2-300x225, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Varanasi

Mahakaleshwar Temple, Varanasi

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Architectural style:Hindu Temple architecture
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 On a question raised by Goddess Parvaty, Lord Shiva was describing the various sacred Teerths (Ponds), Koops (Wells) and places of worship in Kashi. Lord Shiva described such places with pleasure.Towards the east of Daksheshwar Ling is the Mahakaleshwar Ling. By worshipping this Ling, the devotee gets the benefits of worshipping the entire world. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97). Here, it may mean that of all the deities spread over the world. Mahakaleshwar is capable of saving devotees from untimely death.
While Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling is in Ujjain, people worship this temple in Kashi (as Jyotirling of the same name) as it is stated to be equivalent in strength.


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How to Reach:

Mahakaleshwar is located at K-52/39, Mrityunjay Mahadev temple. People can approach this temple by rickshaw through Bisheshwarganj/GPO.

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See also  Mahalakshmi Gauri Temple, Varanasi

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