Satishwar Temple, Varanasi
|Architectural style:||Hindu Temple architecture|
While Lord Shiva took the form of a boy named Rudra as mentioned above, Goddess Parvaty became the daughter of Daksh and was known as Sati. When she came of age, in order to get a good husband, she came to Kashi and started worshipping Lord. One day a Ling appeared before her and from inside came the voice of Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva told Sati that her wishes will be fulfilled and there was no further need of any intense prayers. The Ling which appeared before her was called Satishwar and those girls or boys who sincerely worship this Ling will get spouse of their choice. Besides, those devotees who pray to this Ling with sincere devotion will get their wishes fulfilled.
Lord Shiva further told Sati that the latter’s father would give her in Kanyadaan to the former and that Sati’s wishes would be fulfilled. After saying this, Lord Shiva vanished inside the Ling. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 93)
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Satishwar is located at K-46/32, on the road leading to Vridhha Kaleshwar/Mrityunjeshwar. People can travel upto this place by rickshaw and the nearest landmark is Bisheshwarganj/GPO.