No. Ck.2/1, Patani Tola, Bhosala Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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About Agneeshwar Temple

Many ancient Shiva Temples could be witnessed in Kashi. one of them is the Agneeshwar Temple. The importance of this Temple is mentioned in Kashi Khand.

Legend

A devout Brahmin named Vishwanar and his wife Suchishmati formerly resided there. They were blessed with a male kid after the proper prayers. By everyone who was older and a notable person, the youngster was given the name Grahapati. All of the sanskaras (rituals) associated with the delivery and raising of a kid were carried out by Vishwanar. At the age of five, Grahapati underwent Upanayana Sanskar and received Brahmopadesh. The boy’s father or Guru taught him all the vidyas.

Sage Narad once paid them a visit and was deeply touched by Vishwanar and his family’s generosity. Sage Narad forced Grahapati to sit on his lap so that he could be closely inspected. The youngster had all the characteristics of a Raja Yog, including all of his bodily parts, his mannerisms, etc., Narad later informed the parents.

But when he is twelve years old, Lightning poses a very real threat to his life (Agni). Sage Narad replied and walked away from the group.

Both parents were surprised to hear this. When Vishwanar passed out, his wife began to sob vehemently. Grahapati informed them that he would travel to Kashi and begin worshipping Lord Shiva in the shape of Mrityunjay Mahadev after learning of their parents’ predicament. He traveled to Kashi, worshipped Lord Vishweshwar, and had a bath in the Manikarnika Teerth.

Soon after, Grahapati set up a Shiv Ling and began engaging in frequent Tapas to appease Lord Shiva. On this ling, he performed 108 pots of Ganges water during the Abhishek ritual as well as other poojas and Archanas using flowers and other items. He went on fasts for many months at a time for two years in a row, until he became 12 years old. The Sage Narada’s recommended danger time had come to an end.

Grahapati was visited by Lord Indra, who bestowed a heavenly wish upon him. Respectfully, Grahapati said that since he was worshipping Lord Shiva, only Shiva and no one else could grant him any request or blessing. The only God, according to Lord Indra, who could grant him blessings.

When Lord Indra heard Grahapati gently repeating his comments, he became so enraged that he struck Grahapati with the Vajraayud (thunderbolt). Due to the aforementioned incident, Grahapati was knocked out cold. Lord Shiva then stood before him and roused him. As though from a long slumber, Grahapati awoke to find Lord Shiva standing in front of him. Lord Shiva informed Grahapati that he was put to the test. Lord Shiva’s followers should not be afraid of anyone for the Almighty is watching over them. He informed Grahapati that he would be elevated to the level of a Deva.

The Ling that Grahapati erected will now be known as Agneeshwar Ling. A devotee of Agneeshwar Ling will not be afraid of lightning or fire. He will not be confronted by Akal Mrityu (Untimely death). If a person does Agneeshwar puja in Kashi, he will reach Agni Lok even if he dies elsewhere. Vishweshar vanished into the Agneeshwar Ling after expressing all of this. (Chapter 11 of Kash Khand

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How to reach Agneeshwar Temple?

By Train: Trains are always a better option. these days Varanasi junction is keeping the way all good. Agneeshwar temple is just few km away from Varanasi junction.
By Air: Book your tickets to the Gorakhpur airport, which is few km away from the temple. as Varanasi airport is well connected to other city Airports.
By Bus: One can travel directly to the temple. various local and private bus services are available for visiting Varanasi.

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07.00AM to 9.00AM and 06.0PM to 10PM

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