According to Kashi Khand, Chapter 69, the place where Lord Shiva wore the skin of Gajasur after slaying the latter, was called Rudra Vasam. (Kindly refer to Krithi Vaseshwar).

Once the Lord, in his form as Krithi Vaseshwar, was sitting alongwith Goddess Uma Devi when Nandi offered his prayers and stated that there are 68 places of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva in this holy place.  Various idols/Shiv Lings have been brought from several other places by Nandi and installed in Kashi. 

From Rameshwaram area (South India) one Shiv Ling has appeared in Kashi in the name of Jata Dev. The Ling is known as Jateeshwar and is located in the vicinity of Eka Danta Vinayak.

Jateeshwar (Pataleshwar)

Jateeshwar (Pataleshwar)

A devotee who worships Jateeshwar (Pataleshwar), will get all his wishes fulfilled and will attain Moksha.


Jateeshwar (Pataleshwar) is located outside House No.D.32/118,  Bengali Tola. Devotees can travel upto Bengali Tola Post Office Gully by rickshaw and then walk on foot.  Pataleshwar is quite famous. 


The deity is open for worship practically throughout the day through a grill opening.

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