Neelkantheshwar Temple, Varanasi
|Hindu Temple architecture
Chapter 69 of Kashi Khand describes various Lings which were originally stationed elsewhere but have been installed in Kashi by Nandi. This chapter is very important.
From Kalanjar mountains, Neelkanth Ling has been installed in Kashi. By worshipping this Ling, the devotees become equivalent to Lord Neelkanth (Lord Shiva).
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Neelkantheshwar is located at Ck.33/23, Neelkanth Mohalla. The locality has been named after Neelkantheshwar temple. People can travel upto Chowk by rickshaw and walk upto this place. They can ask for the route to Brahmanal Chouraha and this place located on the opposite direction of Mani Karnika Ghat with reference to Brahmanal Chauraha. The temple is located adjacent to Adi Chunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Shakha Mutt of Karnataka.
There is another Neelkanteshwar Ling which is located in a small room just outside Kedareshwar temple on the steps towards Ganges. This Ling is also worshipped with all religious fervour.