Shukreshwar Temple, Varanasi
Lord Shiva also told him the secret of Mrita Sanjivini (elixir or potion capable of giving life to the dead). Lord Shiva also granted that Shukra will shine in the Galaxy among all planets and those marriages which are cosummated with Shukra in a favourable position will be blissful and happy marriages. (Even today, when marriages are fixed, the astrologers ensure that Shukra’s planetary position is not adverse).
Those who worship the Ling installed by Shukra (Lord Shiva named this Ling as Shukreshwar) will be blessed with all happiness and attainment in life. A devotee who performs pooja etc. of Shukreshwar Ling for one year with complete devotion will be blessed with good children and will attain all happiness. After narrating all these, Lord Shiva disappeared into the Shukreshwar Ling. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 16).
Even today, when a person is having a very good time, people regard him as having a Shukra Dasa (time allotted to Shukra in a person’s life). Similarly, for marriage purpose Shukra is given much importance.
There is a well called Shukra Koop nearby which is supposed to have divine properties.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Shukreshwar is located in a lane parallel to the lane occupied by Annapurna temple and Visweshwar temple at D-8/30, Kalika Galli. The place of worship is open practically throughout the day.