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.

In the vicinity of Swarleeneshwar, devotees can find Vimaleshwar.  Devotees who worship this Ling will attain Siddhi (divine powers).  In the present day parlance, the devotees will be highly respected and be capable of meeting various challenges.


Vimaleshwar is located at A.10/47, Naya Mahadeo, Prahlad Ghat.  Local devotees know this Ling by the name of Neelkant Mahadeo.  People can travel upto Prahlad Ghat Chauraha (cross-road) by rickshaw, take a right turn to reach this place.


The place of worship is open from 06.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 06.00 p.m. to 09.00 p.m.  However, the persons in-charge of the temple have kindly made a grill opening towards the north of the premises and the devotees can have darshan throughout.


The place of worship is almost inside  a house. Shri Raj Kumar Tripathi (Raju Guru) is available and he can be contacted in his Cell No. (0)9369278044 for performing any special pooja etc.

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