The importance of Jyeshteshwar Ling has been described amply in Kashi Khand, Chapter 63.  Lord Shiva said, in the Jyeshta Month (May 20 to June 20), Chaturdasi day before Poornima (Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi), people should have darshan of Jyeshteshwar Ling and they will attain all happiness in life and heaven after death.  If the above day falls on Monday with Anuradha (Anusham) Star, it is all the more auspicious.



Just as darkness disappears with Sunrise, all the sins accumulated over several years disappear with darshan of Jyeshteshwar Ling (Kashi Khand, Chapter 63).  A person who performs Shraaddhha ceremony for his ancestors with ghee (clarified butter) etc. near Jyeshteshwar Ling does a great service to his ancestors. A person who does Pooja of Jyeshteshwar and gives alms to a Shiva Devotee gets the punya equivalent to feeding a crore people (Kashi Khand, ibid).


Jyeshteshwar temple is located at K-62/144, 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 from 05.30 a.m. in the morning to 12.30 p.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  Aarties are held both in the morning and evening.

According to old timers, the temple timings are flexible and the poojari may be requested to open the temple as per the convenience.

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