After the first few batches of Shiv Gans sent to Kashi failed to return, Lord Shiva sent a few more batches of Shiv Gans from Mandarachal to Kashi.  (Regarding deputation of Shiv Gans to Kashi, devotees are requested to refer to Kukkuteshwar Ling).




These Shiv Gans also decided to settle down in Kashi and they installed Shiv Lings which came to be known after  their names. One Shiv Gan named Kshemak installed a Shiv Ling and started worshipping Lord Shiva.  This Ling came to be known as Kshemeshwar.  Kashi Khand, Chapter 55 states that a devotee who worships Kshemeshwar is cleansed of all his sins and will attain happiness and prosperity.


Kshemeshwar is located at Kshemeshwar Ghat at House No. B-14/14, Manasarovar Ghat.  People can travel upto Kedarghat by rickshaw and walk on foot upto Kedarghat Post Office and take a right turn towards Kshemeshwar Ghat.  The Ling is located in a house belonging to Kumaraswamy Mutt of Kedar Ghat.


Devotees can worship the Kshemeshwar Ling through the Grill gate.

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