Vasukeeshwar Temple, Varanasi
|Architectural style:||Hindu Temple architecture|
Devotees have been advised to perform pooja etc. on Naag Panchami Day which falls in the months of July-August.
The temple also contains the idol of Vasuki Nagraj. Vasuki Nagraj is the huge serpent which was used as a rope by Devas and Asuras in Sagar Manthan (churning of ocean) for extracting Amrit.
It is believed that Vasuki Kund (mentioned at para two above) was formed out of sweat emanating from of the body of Vasuki Nagaraj. While there is no trace of Vasuki Kund in the present day, old timers believe that a river called Vasuki still exists below the premises and may be flowing underground.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The temple is located at House No. Ck.7/155, Scindia Ghat, Varanasi, near Brihaspateshwar temple. One can travel upto Chowk by Cycle Rickshaw and walk to this place via Atma Veereshwar Temple (famous landmark). Alternatively, devotees can approach the place by boat upto Scindia Ghat and climb up the steps.