Vridha Kaleshwar Temple, Varanasi
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
There was an original temple in a locality called Daranagar which became extinct and another temple was built in a different locality and was named Kaleshwar. Subsequently, a temple was re-built at the original spot (Daranagar) and to distinguish between the two, the temple in original place is called Vridha Kaleshwar.
According to Kashi Khand, a person performing pooja and archana at Vridha Kaleshwar is granted all his wishes, he remains absolutely happy and is free from all sorts of diseases and poverty. Nearby is Kalodak Well, the water from which, will be a cure for all diseases.
Vridha Kaleshwar also finds mention in Brahma Vaivart Puran and Ling Puran.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Vridha Kaleshwar temple is located at K-52/39, Vridha Kal area, in the premises of Mrityunjeshwar. The temple is approachable from a famous locality called Bishweshwarganj, which is a great mandi (market place) and travelling to the temple in cycle rickshaw or auto-rickshaw is convenient