Panch Gangeswar, Panchnadeshwar Temple, Varanasi
On a request by Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva narrated the various deities/Shiv Lings/Teerths (Sacred Ponds) spread over the expanse of Kashi. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97).
Kashi Khand mentions one Panchanadeshwar Ling in the vicinity of Mangala Gauri. This Ling is called as Pancha Gangeshwar by the locals.
Devotees who worship Pancha Gangeshwar (Panchanadeshwar) will be blessed with all sorts of happiness in life.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Panchanadeshwar (Pancha Gangeshwar) is located at K.22/11, below Tailang Swamy Mutt. Without entering the Mutt premises, if a devotee moves around the premises, this Shiv Ling can be seen somewhat below the ground level through a grill gate. There is also a big Shiv Ling inside the Bindu Madhav temple premises which, the locals say, is Pancha Gangeshwar.
Devotees can travel upto Bhaironath by rickshaw and walk upto this place by enquiring about Tailang Swamy Mutt. If they travel by boat, they may get down at Panch Ganga Ghat and climb the steps.