Timings of Temple
The temple is open from 04.00 a.m. to 01.30 p.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Mangala Aarti is at 04.00 a.m., aarties are performed at 08.00 am, 12.00 noon, 08.00 p.m. and Shayan Aarti at 10.00 p.m. For doing special pooja, it is advisable to consult the Poojari before hand.
While Mahisha Sur’s son Gajasura was violently beating and murdering several Shiv Gans (attendants/servants), Lord Shiva was telling Goddess Parvati about Ratneshwar’s renown at the same moment. Everywhere he walked, some shocks resembled an earthquake. All the trees were uprooted by his enormous hands, and as he exhaled, the ocean was slammed by enormous tidal waves.
Lord Shiva did not want any kind of disturbance in the Punya Kshetra: Kashi because if Gajasura had been left unchecked, he would have wreaked devastation throughout the globe. Lord Shiva used his Trishul to puncture Gajasura as he rushed at him and then raised him into the air.
Gajasura told Lord Shiva before he passed away that he was overjoyed that It was true happiness in disguise for him to face death at the hands of Lord Shiva. Every living thing must eventually pass away, and he prayed that every person’s death would be a blessing. He desired as well,
Gajasura would enjoy the gratification of having an unceasing connection to Lord Shiva after his death when his skin would adorn him for all time. Lord Shiva concurred in this manner. He continued by saying that Gajasur had accomplished death in the Avimukta Kshetra known as Kashi and that his body would take on the shape of a massive Shiv Ling exactly there.
The name of this Ling will be Kriti Vaseshwar. There would be no Shiv Ling in Kashi that can compare to Krithi Vaseshwar’s size. Lord Shiva said that he and his family will always reside in Krithi Vaseshwar Ling for the sake of mankind.
Through the use of numerous poojas and righteous/good deeds, all sins from previous and current lifetimes are purified. But the devotee will be purified of all his sins with just a simple sighting of Krithi Vaseshwar. If you recite only one Rudra Jap (japam) in front of Krithi Vaseshwar, you will receive all the benefits of chanting seven crores of Rudra Jap. (Chapter 68 of Kashi Khand). A mantra or shloka is said repeatedly and is known as jap or japam.
The Brahma Vaivat Puran states that Krithi Vaseshwar bestows Moksha upon devotees who pray at this temple and makes the lives of Kashi Vasis (Kashi inhabitants who have embraced a godly life) prosperous.
Whether a devotee achieves moksha after a thousand lifetimes or not, according to Komamura, with Krithi Vaseshwar’s blessings, the devotee unquestionably does and is set free. Goddess Parvati had a question concerning the Kashi-worshipped lingas that can grant Mukti in another part of Kashi Khand. There are millions of lingas in Kashi, many of which are Swayambhu lingas and many of which have been built by devotees after adhering to Vedic rites, Lord Shiva informed Goddess Parvati (Kashi Khand, Chapter 73).
There are fourteen well-known Lings among the aforementioned Lings, and by only reciting their names, a devotee is cleansed of all sins. Krithi Vaseshwar Ling is the fourth of these Lings.
Many Mughal emperors demolished numerous temples during the Middle Ages. Three of Kashi’s significant temples that were demolished stood out: Vishweshwar Temple, Krithi Vaseshwar Temple, and Bindu Madhav Temple (Vishnu). Aurangzeb demolished the Krithi Vaseshwar temple, which was located to the north of the Kal Bhairav temple. Hans Teerth was close to the temple. It was rumored that people visited the temple of Krithi Vaseshwar and bathed in Hans (Swan) Teerth.
After a considerable time had passed after the temple’s collapse, Raja Pat Nimal decided to rebuild it. The current temple, where worship is conducted, was built in a location to the south of the original temple. the freshly erected temple presently.
After Poornima, all Chaturdasi days are given special consideration (one day before Amavasya). The utmost amount of bliss is attained by someone who does pooja at the Krithi Vaseshwar temple while engaging in Vrat ham on an aforementioned day. During the Poornima days of the Chaitra month (March–April) and the Chaturdasi day following Amavasya (the fourteenth day), Kashi Khand places extra emphasis on Pooja/Archana. For the devotees, performing the pooja on these days will be quite advantageous.
How to reach ?
By Train: Trains are always a better option. these days Varanasi junction is keeping the way all good. Krithi Vaseshwar 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.