Vyaseshwar Temple, Varanasi
|Architectural style:||Hindu Temple architecture|
Sage Vyas, through his gestures, expressed that his hand and tongue were immobilized and pleaded with Lord Vishnu for restoration of the movement of his limb and tongue. Lord Vishnu gently patted the larynx of Sage Vyas and the latter started singing praises of Lord Shiva. Nandi observed this and cast a glance at the immobilized hand of Sage Vyas and soon mobility returned to the hand as well.
Sage Vyas installed a Shiv Ling in Kashi near Ghanta Karna Pushkarini and started worshipping Lord Shiva. Since then Sage Vyas has never left Kashi. The Ling installed by Sage Vyas was called Vyaseshwar and a person who worships Vyaseshwar will attain ultimate knowledge in life and will reach heaven after demise.
Kashi Khand has advised devotees to take bath in Ghanta Karna Pushkarini and worship Vyaseshwar.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Vyaseshwar is located at Karn Ghanta Pond and devotees can have darshan from a distance only. Karn Ghanta is a famous locality near Bulanala. During rainy season, the pond’s level rises and the Vyaseshwar Ling gets submerged. According to old timers, due to special divine powers, the pond has never dried up despite water being drawn therefrom for several decades, whereas several other Teerths/ponds have dried up. While Kashi Khand has attached importance to Ghanta Karna Pushkarini (Karna Ghanta Pond), people do not take bath at that place now. However, some ardent devotees take bath during Ashad poornima Day (Guru Poornima Day).