The importance of Jyeshta Gauri has been described amply in Kashi Khand, Chapter 63.  Lord Shiva said, in the Jyeshta Month (May 20 to June 20), eighth day after Amavasya (Shukla Paksha Ashtami), people should have darshan of Jyeshta Gauri.  

Jyeshta Gauri

Jyeshta Gauri

If a girl, who may be most unfortunate, visits the Jyeshta Gauri Temple and prays with sincerity, she becomes most fortunate (Sowbhagyavati).  It is stated that persons visiting Kashi and having darshan of Jyeshta Gauri will reach a high position in life (Kashi Khand, ibid).

Jyeshta Gauri temple is one of the Nine  Gauri temples, which are worshipped in Vasantha Nav Ratri (9 days preceding Rama Navami day).


Jyeshta Gauri temple is located at K-63/24, Sapt Sagar Mohalla. The temple is approachable from a famous locality called Maidagin.  People can approach Maidagin by Auto or Cycle Rickshaw or even car.  From Maidagin it is advisable to walk on foot. A famous landmark near this temple is the Kashi Devi Temple.


The temple is open for worship practically throughout the day.  Aarties are held in the morning and evening. According to old timers, special importance to this temple is attached only on Navratri Gauri Yatras and some special occasions.

It was also given to understand that pious ladies staying near the temple area gather once in while to sing religious songs and bhajans which creates a spiritual atmosphere.

Temple Details
  • A. Introduction
  • About Kashi Khand
  • Temples worshipped as Jyotirlings in Kashi
  • Kashi Yatra performed by South Indians
  • Importance of immersion of mortal remains (Asthi) in Ganga